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.
Once publisher of the largest Swedish-language newspaper in the U.S., Turnblad’s former mansion now houses Minneapolis’ American Swedish Institute.
Arneson introduced extensive roleplaying into Ernest Gary Gygax’s game of medieval combat, and D&D was born.
After getting kicked out of college due to drinking, Vachon found work with the Farm Security Administration.
Jonathan was one of the first “new towns” to be built in the United States.
Herbert Sellner founded the Sellner Woodcraft Company in 1912 to manufacture mission furniture, lamps, and other wood articles. By 1923, Sellner’s creativity evolved.
An estimated 50 million people died of the flu around the world in 1918 and 1919.
Birds, especially ducks, were a favorite subject.