A) In 1922, Ralph Samuelson had successfully tested water skis on Lake Pepin, having fashioned the skis by boiling and curving the tips of pine boards purchased at a local lumberyard.From there, the rest was history, as Samuelson was eventually regarded as the "father of water-skiing."
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Weekend closures on I-35W in Minneapolis, Hwy. 77 in Bloomington
Construction season is here.
Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home
David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.
'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN
Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.
What world-famous composer was inspired by Minnehaha Falls?
On this day in 1893, a world-famous composer visited Minnehaha Falls, and so inspired by what he saw, wrote a melody on his shirt sleeve. Who was he? A) Antonin Dvorak B) Richard Wagner C) Robert Zimmerman For the answer, click on the headline above...
How many acres of land were destroyed in the July 4, 1999 windstorm in the BWCA?
On July 4, 1999, a monstrous windstorm devastates the BWCA. How many acres of land were destroyed? A) 175,000 acres B) 478,000 acres C) 824,000 acres For the answer, click on the headline above.
What fictional town was Sinclair Lewis' 'Main Street' set in?
On Oct. 23, 1920, the Sinclair Lewis novel "Main Street" was published, a satirical look at small-town complacency. What was the Minnesota town Lewis wrote about? A) Gopher Lake B) Gopher Prairie C) Gopher Heights For the answer, click the headline above...
What French slogan is included on Minnesota's state seal?
On this day in 1858, Minnesota adopts the state seal. Which French phrase is included in the design? A) L'Etelle du Luth B) L'Etoile du Nord C) Nord du Vikin For the answer, click on the headline above...
Which Hollywood superstar was the celebrity guest of the first Aquatennial in 1940?
On July 20, 1940, Minneapolis hosted its first Aquatennial celebration. As part of the hoopla, which celebrity made a visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes? A) Judy Garland B) Gene Autry C) Mickey Rooney For the answer, click on the headline above...
Which Minnesota cities were devastated by the great fire of 1918?
On Oct. 10, 1918, a fire along a well-traveled railroad line results in the deaths of 435 people and burns 38 communities. Which area was affected? A) Duluth to Hibbing. B) Minneapolis to Rochester. C) Stillwater to St. Paul. For the answer, click on the headline above...
How many buildings were destroyed in the 1884 fire that devastated downtown Anoka?
Fire swept across downtown Anoka, Minn. on Aug. 16, 1884, leveling a significant portion of the downtown area. How many buildings were destroyed? A) 26 B) 56 C) 86 For the answer, click on the headline above...
How many square blocks were destroyed in the great Minneapolis fire of 1893?
On Aug. 13, 1893, the biggest fire in Minneapolis history burns more than 150 buildings, leaving 1,500 people without shelter. How widespread was the fire? A) It burned 23-square blocks. B) It burned 43-square blocks. C) It burned 63-square blocks. For the answer, click on the headline above...
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