In 1904, immigrant baker Arvid Peterson gave a Swedish-styled cracker a modern American name and the country’s been eating Ry-Krisp ever since.
On June 12, 1873, farmers in southwestern Minnesota saw what looked like a snowstorm coming towards their fields from the west.
When Congress enacted the law, many hoped that giving settlers deed to public lands in return for growing trees would reshape the environment of the West.
Minneapolis city leaders created their industrial fair, or exposition, to rival St. Paul’s agricultural one.
3M’s Scotch brand masking tape and cellophane tape were small inventions that became a consumer revolution.
In 1854 a group of Methodist ministers founded Hamline University in Red Wing.
Anderson’s new breakfast food would make him a nationally known figure and the face of a Quaker Oats advertising campaign for almost a decade.
Greysolon and the marines were sent to Montreal because of King Louis XIV’s efforts to expand French influence and control in North America.
Founded by women, the Handicraft Guild made the arts in Minneapolis more democratic and populist by offering classes like pottery and metalwork to artists and teachers.
Despite high hopes, the settlement of New Yeovil crumbled soon after it began.
The Fourth Regiment of Minnesota Infantry witnessed much of the action in the Civil War’s Western Theater.
The first depot opened in 1881.
What began as an eight-week summer course became a year-round art colony that unites the natural beauty of the North Shore with Minnesota’s vibrant artistic community.
Her exceptional teaching, notable public lectures, and active community leadership led many to call her “the best loved woman in the Minnesota.”
An 1890 union between the Alliance and labor groups yielded several successful political candidacies.
Minnesota established a state board of health in 1872. It was the third such board in the United States.
Opponents gave him a different nickname: “Commander-in-Chief of the Hunger Brigade.”
The school safety patrol was first implemented in St. Paul in 1921, one of the earliest in the country.
The botched execution of William Williams caused renewed fervor against the death penalty.
Thomas Lowry was one of the most influential and admired men in Minneapolis at the time of his death in 1909.