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Entries about Minnesota history from MNopedia are made available through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and with funding from the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Each week, MinnPost brings you a highlight of our state's past from MNopedia, an encyclopedia of Minnesota history written by experts and produced by the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Joseph Rolette’s first trip to serve in the Minnesota legislature took 18 days — by dogsled

He also once caused lawmakers to endure a 123-hour session while he laid low in (possibly) a brothel.