On this day in 1861, the First Minnesota Infantry left Fort Snelling for Washington, D.C., as the group was the first in the nation to answer President Abraham Lincon's call for troops. A total of 262 men would eventually fight at the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1861, but only 47 would return.
1 dead, 3 injured in crash involving tractor and SUV
The man driving the tractor was killed in the crash.
Man, woman, two dogs found dead at Becker County home
The incident is under investigation.
U of M gives some students 50% off meals for September after complaints
Students have complained about an array of issues surrounding dining halls.
Gallery: Sprawling estate near Superior National Forest listed for $2.9M
The property has been in the same family for over 60 years.
Surgery clinic proposed to replace 111-year-old farmhouse in Eagan
A developer is proposing to transform the remnant farm property.
Why Hurricane Ian could be catastrophic in Florida
Hurricanes are the atmosphere’s biggest show of force and energy, and Hurricane Ian is no exception.
Suspect arrested after man and dog shot on St. Paul's East Side
The shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Crisp & Green owner launches new chain, with 12 MN locations planned
Steele Brands already owns and operates Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade.
Man rescued from Stearns County lake after waves capsize boat
The 66-year-old was uninjured.
Sign of the times: Snow fell in Minnesota Tuesday morning
"It's snowing. That is all," a witness said.
How was the First Minnesota Regiment immortalized on this day in 1863?
What famous Civil War battle saw the First Minnesota Regiment suffer casualties of 82 percent, yet still survived to slow the Confederate force? For the answer, click on the headline above.
How did Joan Growe make Minnesota political history ... twice?
On Sept. 27, 1935, former Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Growe was born in Minneapolis. In her long political career, she would do two things no other woman had done up to that point in state history. What were they? For the answer, click on the headline above...
How did Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth change Duluth on this day in 1959?
On June 26, 1959, President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth team up to make Duluth a major player in the international community. What did they do? For the answer, click on the headline above.
How did the builder of the Foshay Tower end up in Leavenworth?
On Aug. 31, 1929, Wilbur Foshay, dedicated his Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis. But the party didn't last long for this utilities king. It wouldn't be long before he'd end up in federal prison. What happened? A) He was convicted of a pyramid scheme. B) He was caught laundering money for a Norwegian mob. C) He was caught sneaking into the Fair once too often. For the answer, click on the headline above...
How did 1842's Webster-Ashburton Treaty shape Minnesota?
On Aug. 9, 1842, Britain and the U.S. signed the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. How did this event affect Minnesota's borders? A) It avoided dividing the state into"North" and "South" Minnesota. B) It allowed Iowa to exist as a separate state. C) It set the boundary between Canada and the U.S., forming the"Northwest Angle." For the answer, click on the headline above...
Why did the Twins' radio flagship switch from WCCO to KSTP in 2007?
On July 5, 2006, the Twins shocked fans by announcing plans to move down the radio dial in the Twin Cities for the 2007 season. Why? For the answer, click on the headline above...
How many games did Bert Blyleven win in the 1987 World Series?
On Oct. 18, 1987, the Twins won Game 2 of their World Series matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals, with Bert Blyleven on the mound as the starting pitcher. How many games would the future Hall of Famer win in this series? A) 0 B) 1 C) 2 For the answer, click on the headline above...
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