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Like many farms of the late 1800s and early 1900s vintage, ours has several wooden outbuildings, each of them named to reflect their original function.
History is a huge part of the identity of the Dodge County seat of Mantorville, but even long-time locals are intrigued by the hidden past just off Main Street.
As Minnesota's territorial population exploded in the mid-1800s, workers began organizing and unionizing to fight for their rights, though it sometimes turned deadly.
Bob Larson, a 1951 graduate of Oak Grove Lutheran School, died in the first U.S. Air Force plane crash in South Vietnam.
A team of tractor restorers working in Harwood, North Dakota, brought the 1909 Kerosene Annie back to life, just in time to appear at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag, Minnesota.
Working at a thrift store, there is a never ending supply of treasures and Kris Gardner is the one that gets to determine just how valuable some of them are.

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Perham's Shirley Davidson believes stories are preserved in historical structures, and if those structures are lost, there's no way to get some of those stories back. Perham's Pioneer Village, however, is now preserving four generations of history with an 1885 log home that was recently donated to their organization.
What exactly was in the air that summer? Reports of “flying saucers” -- a new term -- flooded into police stations and newspapers all over the U.S., including in the Upper Midwest, 75 years ago this summer.
The capsizing of the steamer Sea Wing on Lake Pepin in 1890 made it one of the nation's worst maritime disasters.

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