A public park since 1910, the ancient bluff serves as an impressive landmark.
The leaders of the AFA sought to counter what they perceived to be apathy or hostility toward the American war effort against Germany and Austria during World War I.
Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post opened in 1918 when new businessman Harry D. Ayer acquired a trader’s license from the White Earth Indian Agency allowing him to trade with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
In the 1990s, Hüsker Dü’s fast playing and musicality continued to influence the most popular rock bands of the era, including the Pixies, Nirvana, the Foo Fighters, Metallica and Green Day.
The gang shuttled in and out of St. Paul in the 1930s, committing robberies and kidnappings under the protection of a corrupt police force.
“La Prensa” was born out of Mario Duarte’s experiences taking the 1990 Census.
Cora Johnstone Best may have been the first woman to be granted a full guiding license for all U.S. and Canadian national parks.
The Army Ordnance Department authorized construction of the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant (TCOP) in the spring of 1941.
In 1888, Dr. Gerhard Armauer Hansen, a Norwegian physician, arrived in St. Paul to study leprosy because of the high number of Norwegian immigrants in the state.
In the early 1900s, Americans braced themselves every October for pranks committed by not-so-innocent children.
The name “Aquatennial” was chosen by contest to highlight the abundance of lakes, rivers, and parks around Minneapolis.
While the technology used in the process has changed over the years, Ojibwe people continue to harvest maple sugar in the present day.
Deeply respected for many years as a founder of the state, Ramsey has become controversial for his role in removing the area’s Indigenous residents from their homelands.
The Hennepin County sheriff provided guards to the smugglers, while the Hennepin County attorney was on hand to head off any prosecution.
Coya Knutson was first elected in 1952 and won re-election once before a campaign by her political opponents — and backed by her husband — sunk her career.
Though founded as a nonsectarian college, Macalester has always held ties to the Presbyterian Church.
In spite of limited resources, John quickly made his mark on the county through his reputation for being firm yet fair in his work and genuinely concerned for the well-being of his constituents.
The storm damaged much of the town, and five people were killed.
She was president of the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association when the nineteenth amendment was passed in 1919.
Graubünden, Switzerland-based immigration boards and societies, such as the Wolf Company, helped Romansh families choose Minnesota as a destination.