“She helped cement professional legal values and real experiences into the legal curriculum, here in Minnesota and across the nation.”
In 1913, John Benson opened the doors of a Minneapolis law office meant to help the poor and underserved. Today, that office has morphed into Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.
The 7th Street span that connects the Northstar Center with the Roanoke Building opened 50 years ago this summer, on June 12, 1963.
Things didn’t work out so well for the Willmar 8. But for the women’s movement, the 1977-1979 strike was a resounding success.
In a matter of seconds, a series of thunderous explosions destroyed what had been the city’s largest industrial building, along with several adjacent mills.
More than 1,700 homes in this town of 10,000 sustained significant damage from the 150-mile-an-hour winds that swept in 15 years ago.
With fluffy pancakes, Al Roker and “A Prairie Home Companion,” it would seem Mickey’s Diner has had a charmed existence. It has, except for one night in 2008.
Reserve Mining Company v. The United States of America is seen as a landmark decision, one that gave the EPA broader powers to regulate corporate pollution.
The sisters weren’t just popular. They defined the sound of the 1940s, as much as Glenn Miller’s big band or Bing Crosby’s velvety crooning.
On Feb. 5, 1924, boggy water from Foley Lake flooded the Milford Mine near Crosby, killing 41 men in Minnesota’s worst mining disaster.
On Jan. 20, 1967, Roy Wilkins, longtime director of the NAACP, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
When the storm hit, it caught so many settlers by surprise that between 250 and 500 people died that weekend, according to estimates by newspaper editors in several states.
By some estimates, in January of 1933 more than 50 percent of workers on the Iron Range were out of work or working only a few days a month.
The deadliest fire in Minneapolis history, which occurred 73 years ago today, would claim 19 lives and destroy a building that housed more than 120 residents.
The hand count of 800,000 ballots was prompted by an election board’s declaration that Gov. Elmer L. Andersen had received 142 more votes than Lt. Gov. Karl Rolvaag.
The Round is so ubiquitous that Honeywell was granted a trademark for the word “Round” in 1987 and for the shape in 1990.
This year’s four-day festival begins Thursday night at the Skoglund Center Auditorium on the campus in Northfield; the concert is also broadcast by MPR.
Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of the Twins’ Game Seven victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, an event that brought the Twin Cities their first major sports championship.
“Our goal was to bring citizens into solving the issues in new and different ways,” said Citizens League Executive Director Sean Kershaw.
Within about two hours, the battle was over. The badly outnumbered Dakota forces had succumbed to Sibley’s superior firepower.