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March of the Governors #21: Theodore Christianson

Paul Nelson and Matthew Wright

March of the Governors #21: Theodore Christianson (Series Podcast #22) Theodore Christianson (1883-1948) was a farm boy from Lac Qui Parle County and a progressive Republican who proved eminently successful as a vote-getter and as a government reformer. He was the…

History Revealed: Farmer-Labor Movement

Randy Croce, Tom O’Connell, and Anna Kuharjec

The Farmer-Labor Movement: A Minnesota Story Documentary Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmakers Randy Croce, Tom O’Connell, and Anna Kuharjec History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and the Roseville Library…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2022: William Mahoney

Jim McCartney

Volume 57, Number 3: Fall 2022 Farmer-Labor Founder William Mahoney and his Battle with Communists Author: Jim McCartney Writer Jim McCartney and William Mahoney, St. Paul mayor (1932-1934), have something in common—a house on Dayton Avenue. The McCartneys have lived there for thirty years. Mahoney owned the home from…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2022: Retracing the Red River Trail

Terry Doerksen

Volume 57, Number 3: Fall 2022 A Man, a Woman, an Ox, and a Cart: Retracing the Red River Trail Author: Terry Doerksen Remember your teachers assigning the annual class essay, What I Did on Summer Vacation? Canadians Terry and Patty Doerksen were kind enough to share Terry’s one-of-a-kind…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2022: Book Review

Volume 57, Number 3: Fall 2022 Book Review Whiteness in Plain View: A History of Racial Exclusion in Minnesota by Chad Montrie Reviewed by Renoir W. Gaither RCHS_Fall 2022_Book Review…

March of the Governors #20: Jacob A. O. Preus

Paul Nelson and Matt Wright

March of the Governors, Governor #20 Jacob A. O. Preus (Series Podcast #21) By age forty-one, Jacob A. O. Preus had been Minnesota’s insurance commissioner and state auditor and had served two successful terms as governor (1921-1925). On his watch, the Minnesota…

History Revealed: Vikings in the Attic

Eric Dregni

Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America with Eric Dregni History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library Growing up with Swedish and Norwegian grandparents with…

History Revealed: Gichigami Hearts

Linda Legarde Grover

Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Linda Legarde Grover History Revealed Series Program Date: October 10, 2022, Indigenous Peoples’ Day Program Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library Award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover interweaves family and…

March of the Governors, Governor #19 Joseph AA Burnquist

Paul Nelson and Fred Johnson

March of the Governors, Governor #19 Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist (Series Podcast #20) Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist (1879-1961), born in Dayton, Iowa, was destined for leadership from an early age. A star student and orator at Carleton, he was in the…