The common barberry is an introduced plant species that was once grown as a popular ornamental bush throughout the northern half of the US.
Hamm’s was brewed in Minnesota for well over a century.
In the summer of 1909, Oberholtzer had his so-called “3,000-mile summer.” His goal was to travel the major canoe routes of the Rainy Lake watershed.
By mid-1956, John’s Bar had lost its license, and 110 men and women had been convicted of violating the Mann Act.
Identified in the late 19th century, it took the depletion of natural iron ores in Minnesota for low-iron taconite to come to the fore.
The strike provided the opportunity for public acquisition of the company and dramatic service improvements.
Oliver mines were originally clustered on the eastern end of the Mesabi.
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.”