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March of the Governors, Governor #36: Rudy Perpich Part II

Paul Nelson and Anne Field

Part II: Following his gubernatorial defeat in 1978, Rudy Perpich (1928-1995) spent a few years in Vienna, Austria, working as a trade representative for Control Data Corporation, but it wasn’t long before he began planning another run for the state’s highest role. Voters remembered him fondly and ushered him back…

March of the Governors: Al Quie

Paul Nelson and Tom O'Connell

Albert H. Quie (1923-2023) left a safe seat in Congress after twenty years to run for governor in 1978. In that, his timing was good. He rode around the “Minnesota Massacre” and into office as the state’s thirty-fifth governor along with fellow Republicans Dave Durenberger and Rudy Boschwitz, who were…

March of the Governors: Harold Levander

Paul Nelson, Matt Wright

March of the Governors, Governor #32 Harold Levander (Series Podcast #35) Harold Levander (1910-1982) ran for political office once in his long life, in 1966. He defeated incumbent governor Karl Rolvaag, served four years, and never ran for office again. He had been…

Ramsey County History Fall 2023 – Dakhota Iápi: A Brief History in Three Parts

Deacon DeBoer, Eileen Bass, Justis Brokenrope, Ava Grace, Dr. Rev. Clifford Canku, Heather Menefee, and Šišókadúta

Volume 58, Number 3: Fall 2023 Link to download full issue of Fall 2023 Ramsey County History magazine Dakhóta Iápi: A Brief History in Three Parts This year, Dakhóta language scholars from the University of Minnesota, with their instructor Šišókaduta (Joe Bendickson), have worked with Ramsey County Historical…

Ramsey County History Fall 2023 – Transforming Gibbs Farm

Chad P. Roberts

Volume 58, Number 3: Fall 2023 Link to download full issue of Fall 2023 Ramsey County History magazine Imagining a Future that Doubles Our Impact: Campaign to Transform Gibbs Farm Author: Chad P. Roberts For seventy-five years, Ramsey County Historical Society has operated the historic Gibbs Farm…

March of the Governors: Orville Freeman

Paul Nelson and Tom O'Connell

March of the Governors, Governor #29 Orville Lothrop Freeman (Series Podcast #32) Orville Lothrop Freeman (1918-2003) was, like governors Floyd Olson and Luther Youngdahl before him, a product of the streets and schools of Minneapolis: His parents ran a clothing store on…

Ramsey County History Summer 2023

Kristina Her, John H. Guthmann, Heidi Heller, John Lindley, Dave Beal, Lowell Benson, Don Hall, Jay Pfaender, and Chad Roberts

Volume 58, Number 2: Summer 2023 Link to download PDF of RCHS Summer 2023 Magazine Articles in this Issue: Hmong Foodways in Ramsey County Author: Kristina Her Growing Up at Fort Snelling: Honoring the First Regiment of…

Ramsey County History Summer 2023 – Hmong Foodways

Kristina Her

Volume 58, Number 2: Summer 2023 Hmong Foodways in Ramsey County Author: Kristina Her For nearly fifty years, a large population of Hmong from Southeast Asia have called Ramsey County home. Settling into a new environment in the 1970s and ’80s was tough. Few of the earliest…

March of the Governors #26: Edward Thye

Paul Nelson and Ken Petersen

March of the Governors, Governor #26 Edward John Thye (Series Podcast #28) Edward John Thye (1896-1969) was called Minnesota’s “farmer-governor,” and aptly so. He was born on a farm in South Dakota, grew up on a farm near Northfield, maintained his own…