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This month in Minnesota history

EDITOR’S NOTE: Part 1 of This Month in Minnesota History for September was published in last week’s edition of Hometown Focus. This week we feature part 2 of 2 of This Month in Minnesota History for September. —Cindy Kujala, Managing Content Editor Sept. 21 1805: Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike, reaching the mouth of the Mni Sota Wakpa (Minnesota River), stops […]

This month in Minnesota history

Sept. 1 1851: Cass and Chisago Counties are created. Cass is named for Lewis Cass, governor of Michigan Territory, who explored the upper Mississippi in 1820 and negotiated several treaties with Native American nations. Chisago is named for the lake, a contraction of the Ojibwe name for the lake, Ke-chi-sago, meaning “large and lovely.” 1857: Wendelin Grimm moves to Carver […]


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