Skip to main content

MN History Quiz: Which Minn. governor was the target of an alleged kidnapping?

On Nov. 13, 1970, police arrest a man on charges of conspiracy to kidnap Minnesota's governor and a member of the St. Paul city council. Who were the targets? A) Rudy Perpich and Ron Maddox. B) Al Quie and Dave Thune. C) Harold LeVander and Rosalie Butler. For the answer, click on the headline above...
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

C) On Nov. 13, 1970, police arrest Ronald Reed, 20, on charges of conspiracy to kidnap Gov. Harold LeVander and St. Paul city councilwoman Rosalie Butler and hold them hostage for exchange with black political prisoners. Police connect Reed to the Black Panther Party, which denies Reed's membership in the party.

Next Up

Ettinger and Finstad

Brad Finstad (R) edges out Jeff Ettinger (D) in CD-1 special election

Finstad will serve out the remaining months of the late Jim Hagedorn's term, before facing Ettinger again in November.

Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

Minnesota primary 2022: Results from MN's statewide, congressional races

Minnesotans have voted and set the stage for the November elections.

Omar Samuels

Rep. Ilhan Omar defeats Don Samuels in contentious primary

Unofficial results for one of Minnesota's most-watched primary races are in.

Ambulance Hennepin Healthcare

Boy, 14, critical after accidental shooting at Minneapolis apartment

Police say the shooting happened during a gathering at an apartment.

Screen Shot 2022-08-09 at 3.25.49 PM

Charges: Man caused Burnsville building fire because girlfriend was late

The alleged arson fire displaced around 50 residents.

Famous dave granite city

Famous Dave's, Granite City owner sold for $200 million

The owner of Famous Dave's, BBQ Holdings, is based in Minnetonka.

Alanna McLean

Appeal to find missing northern Minnesota woman

Alanna McLean was last seen this past weekend.

image

Minnesota reaches 55 confirmed cases of monkeypox

Nearly 9,000 cases have been confirmed nationwide.

derek chauvin

$1.45M payout for correctional officers prevented from guarding Derek Chauvin

The officers were reportedly ordered to avoid Derek Chauvin while he was in jail.

DSD_6142

Palm Springs residents: Divert the Mississippi to solve our drought problems

Should the southwest have some of the Mississippi River?

Related

MN History Quiz: Who was the first third-party Minnesota governor?

Was it: A) Jesse Ventura B) Harold Stassen C) Floyd B. Olson For the answer click on the headline above...

Which famous Minnesota brewer was kidnapped on this day in 1933?

On June 15, 1933, a famous Minnesota brewer was abducted in St. Paul and held for a $100,000 ransom. Who was he? A) Jacob Schmidt B) William Hamm Jr. C) August Schell For the answer, click on the headline above.

Which Archbishop built St. Paul's Cathedral?

On Sept. 27, 1888, this Catholic Bishop would be named St. Paul's first Archbishop, and in the years ahead would oversee the building of a city landmark. Was it: A) Bishop Joseph Cretin B) Bishop John Ireland C) Bishop John Roach For the answer, click on the headline above...

Which Minnesotan was the first person to walk around the world?

On June 20, 1970, a pair of Waseca brothers began their journey to walk around the world. Only one would make it. Who were they, and how did their adventure turn tragic? For the answer, click the headline above.

Which Prince movie was the sequel to 'Purple Rain'?

Ready to feel old? On July 27, 1984, Prince's "Purple Rain" opened across America. But it wasn't Mr. Nelson's only venture to the silver screen. Which Prince movie was the sequel to that storyline? Was it: A) Under The Cherry Moon B) Graffiti Bridge C) Little Red Corvette For the answer, click on the headline above...

Which is the highest-grossing Coen Brothers movie?

On Sept. 21, 1957, Ethan Coen was born in Minneapolis. Along with brother Joel, the duo would become among the most celebrated producers/directors in movie history. Of their three most-popular films, which has made the most at the U.S. box office? A) Fargo B) No Country For Old Men C) True Grit For the answer, click on the headline above...

Which Twin hit a grand slam in Game 1 of the 1987 World Series?

On Oct. 17, 1987, this Twin would cap a seven-run fourth inning with a grand slam at the Metrodome in Game 1 of the World Series against St. Louis. Who had the big blast? A) Kent Hrbek B) Gary Gaetti C) Dan Gladden For the answer, click on the headline above...