The park’s official creation dates from 1919, though no land was purchased until 1921. By 1926, despite few roads and minimal park facilities, 40,000 visitors came.
Federal drug agents had become curious about the unusual number of prescriptions for morphine and other narcotics that Heim issued from his 12 West Lake Street office.
Freeman also ordered the plant closed.
When Woolson enlisted in the Union Army as a private at Okaman on October 10, 1864, he was fourteen years old.
Minnesota’s snowmobile industry was born in January 1956, when a mechanic named David Johnson assembled a prototype of a snow-going vehicle in the garage of Polaris Industries, a small machine shop in Roseau.
John S. Campbell grew up in a milling family and often ate bland hot wheat cereal. He decided to make a new breakfast food with more flavor that was easier to prepare.
Martha Angle Dorsett pushed bills at the Legislature that opened up legal practice to all women.
By the late 1860s, rowing had become a national craze, with professional rowers in the spotlight as the country’s first sports celebrities.
It grew into an international movement whose goals included the full restoration of tribal sovereignty and treaty rights.
The strikers, members of United Food and Commercial Workers’ Local P-9, cited a wage freeze, dangerous working conditions, and a wage cut as the reasons for the strike.
Senator William Lochren of Rochester protested that the governor could not legally veto a constitutional amendment bill. But an amendment vote never happened.
A grand jury indicted thirty-seven white men for rioting and/or murder. Only eight, however, were tried.
Herbert W. Schaper was a mailman in Minneapolis and a fisherman who made his own lures. One day, he added six legs to a lure that he had whittled and called it a “Cootie.”
Olesen’s oratorical skills and political acumen on the Chautauqua circuit soon caught the attention of national Democrats.
At the convention, AWSA President William Dudley Foulke delivered a powerful speech in which he reminded the assembly that “the just powers of government are derived from the consent of the governed,” a principle violated with the vote denied to female citizens.
The Gateway District was Minneapolis’ original downtown.
Five of the deaths were due to falls.
The NBA’s four-team expansion in 1987 included the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Orlando Magic, the Charlotte Hornets, and the Miami Heat.
Minnesota was the only state in which strikers faced criminal charges for preventing people from working.
By 1982, 49 percent of the 11,000 farmers in Minnesota with Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) loans were in delinquency, and more than 300 farms faced foreclosure.