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The Fraud of the Century

Paul Nelson

St. Paulite Clarence Cochran was convicted of fraud and reported to Leavenworth in 1930. Mugshot courtesy of National Archives of Kansas City, Record Group 129, Records of the Bureau of Prisons, Leavenworth Penitentiary, Inmate Case Files (1895-1952), National Archives Identifier 571125. By Paul Nelson To see this complete magazine…

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: 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 Summer 2023 – Tribute to John Milton

John Lindley

Volume 58, Number 2: Summer 2023 A Tribute to John Watson Milton Author: John Lindley John Watson Milton, a longtime member of the Ramsey County Historical Society Editorial Board, passed away July 3, 2023, following a long illness. RCHS Editor Emeritus John Lindley spent time reflecting on our esteemed…

Ramsey County History Summer 2023 – ERA

Dave Beal, Lowell Benson, Don Hall, Jay Pfaender, and Chad Roberts

Volume 58, Number 2: Summer 2023 Honoring WWII Codebreakers and the Founding of Engineering Research Associates Authors: Dave Beal, Lowell Benson, Don Hall, Jay Pfaender, and Chad Roberts Several years ago, Jay Pfaender, a St. Paul businessman and member of the Ramsey County Historical Society Editorial Board, introduced…

March of the Governors #27: Luther Youngdahl

Tom Beer, Paul Nelson

March of the Governors Podcast Governor #27: Luther Youngdahl Series Podcast #29 From his youth, Luther Youngdahl (b. 1896) aspired to be a judge, and he succeeded: Minneapolis Municipal Court (1930-1936), Hennepin County District Court (1936-1942), Minnesota Supreme Court…

Ramsey County History Winter 2023

Paul Nelson, Eleta Pierce, Dave Riehle

Volume 57, Number 4: Winter 2023 Link to download PDF of RCHS Winter 2023 Magazine Articles in this Issue: The Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County Author: Paul Nelson Growing Up in St. Paul: My Harley Grandma Mary Eileen Kehoe and the St.

Ramsey County History Winter 2023: Children’s Preventorium

Paul Nelson

Volume 57, Number 4: Winter 2023 The Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County Author: Paul Nelson History is challenging to piece together, but author Paul Nelson got lucky as he profiled the Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County at Lake Owasso. Thanks to elders who once lived there as…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2022: “Fifty Years of Friendship Connected in Community Service: The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated”

Marion Jones Kennon

Fifty Years of Friendship Connected in Community Service: The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Author: Marion Jones Kennon In 1972, sixteen women joined in friendship and service to charter the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Today, their chapter is one of 292 across most…