The St. Paul Curling Club is one of the largest curling clubs in the United States.
In 1949 Anderson became the first American woman to hold the rank of ambassador.
Founded in 1903 as the Minnesota Valley Canning Company, Green Giant became one of the largest producers of canned corn and peas in the United States.
Before burning to the ground in 2011, the Swany White Flour Mill was the last remaining 19th century mill in use in Minnesota.
The treaty opened twenty-four million acres of land to immigration. For the Dakota, it marked another step in their increasing marginalization in land that was their home.
In 1962 and 1963, industrial accidents spilled 3.5 million gallons of oil into the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers.
The Sister Kenny Institute was founded in 1942 as a rehabilitation-based treatment center for polio patients.
The West Hotel formally opened on November 19, 1884, with a huge banquet. It was a match for the growing aspirations of the city.
Since the first sawmill was built near Red Lake in 1856, the harvesting and processing of timber has been a significant part of the local economy.
The club has had a significant impact on the cultural life of St. Paul, supporting music education and hosting concerts featuring well-respected local, national, and international musicians.
In 1899, Minnesota’s legislature began funding a system of traveling libraries that were sent to underserved communities in all parts of the state for only the cost of shipping.
Before 1868, only crab apples grew reliably in Minnesota.
In the 1890s, after bicycles became more comfortable and affordable, bicycling swept the nation, Minnesota included.
From 1919-1921, the people of Hibbing moved nearly two hundred structures, including several large buildings, two miles south to make way for a growing open pit mine.
On October 5, 1869, water seeped and then gushed into a tunnel underneath St. Anthony Falls creating an enormous whirlpool. The falls were nearly destroyed.
With its lavishly illustrated seed catalogs and store displays, Northrup, King and Company became a household name at the turn of the twentieth century.
Charles Alfred Pillsbury’s Minneapolis company, Charles A. Pillsbury and Co., was among the largest milling firms in the world during the last decades of the nineteenth century.
Tired of ethnic discrimination as well as dangerous working conditions, low wages, and long work days, immigrant iron miners went on strike. It was the first organized strike on the Iron Range.
From 1881 to 1920, the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association worked hard to force the Minnesota legislature to recognize their right to vote.