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The Great Minnesota Get-Together

Minnesota State Fair: Origins and long-standing traditions

This Week in Range History The Minnesota State Fair is a yearly celebration of agriculture, crafts, food, and community. In the 21st century, nearly 1.8 million people attend the 12-day event every year, making it the second-largest state fair in the nation. The gathering is a Minnesota tradition that has more than earned its nickname, “The Great Minnesota Get-Together.” Agricultural […]

How agriculture has shaped the State of Minnesota


This Week in Range History Long before statehood, humans secured a living from the land in what is now Minnesota. Native peoples planted and harvested crops even as they shaped an environment favorable for hunting and gathering. With the arrival of territorial interests in 1849, fundamental changes in the way people used the land began. Among the most significant were […]

A night at the Greyhound Bus Museum

Greyhound: “From Hibbing to Everywhere”

“This story is dedicated to my daughter, Mia Lawson. Thank you for being by my side enjoying so many of life’s wondrous adventures. You make them all so special and memorable. The moments spent with you are truly priceless.”— Love, Mom It was early January 2017. I survived the wonderful chaos of the holidays, rang in a new year and […]

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State of Minnesota, et al v. Philip Morris, et al

 20 years ago, tobacco companies agreed to pay MN and BCBS $6.5 billion T he State of Minnesota and the health insurance federation Blue Cross and Blue Shield brought a lawsuit against tobacco companies in 1994. The suit—State of Minnesota et al… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

The County of St. Louis: It’s the largest county in Minnesota

County officials | Agricultural possibilities | The Range schools

  This Week in Range History EDITOR’S NOTE: This history article and photos (unless otherwise indicated) come from a newspaper-like publication titled “Industrial Edition” from circa early 1900s. The publication, without its cover and other rel… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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