In 2019, traffic over the Ranier Bridge has grown to more than twenty trains a day with most pulling between 100 and 200 cars.
During the 1916 campaign, Thomas Van Lear successfully used controversies surrounding Twin Cities Rapid Transit streetcar fares and corporate control of the city’s utilities to his advantage.
The caucus started with a focus on advocating for feminist positions on issues like poverty among women, abortion, and the Equal Rights Amendment.
Situated in Dakota homeland, the Jeffers site is sacred to multiple Native American nations, including the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Iowa, and Ojibwe.
For her troubles, she was called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1962.
Beginning in 1933, Ojibwe and Dakota work crews in Minnesota signed on with the CCC-ID to provide income for themselves and their families.
At the 1921 National Championships in Buffalo, Hoover won the intermediate single, the senior single, and the quarter-mile dash, which caught the attention of the rowing world.
Temperatures dropped to 30 degrees below zero in late January and did not rise above zero for thirty-six days.
The Minnesota Department of Conservation (MDC, later the Department of Natural Resources) bought 8478.73 acres of land from the Crex Carpet Company in 1933 for a wildlife refuge.
The flu, also known as the grip or grippe, occurred in three waves in 1918: March to early summer; the fall; and winter extending into early 1919.
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.