A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man... Posted on 10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Free History Center day for Dakota Indian celebration
The Minnesota History Center, near the state Capitol, will host a free-admission day Sept. 29 to honor Dakota Indians.
The event will feature Dakota artwork, flute music, a drum and dance expo, a coo... Posted on 9/10/12 at 11:11 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #69 - Duluth scratches the history itch
Back when I worked for WDAY-TV, they used to send me to the dungeon. But I liked it. Actually it wasn't so much a dungeon, more like a vault - a place where the station's past was kept. Going down the... Posted on 3/28/12 at 10:07 AM
STAFF BLOG ALL ABOUT FOOD Sweet Potato Pie Has Deep Roots
My friend, Rose McGee, has a passion for life, a passion for people, and a passion for food, especially sweet potato pie.
I met Rose several years ago when I first joined Women Who Really Cook, a Twi... Posted on 2/25/10 at 4:08 AM
In 1855, Elbert H. Halstead located a claim on land at the lower falls of the Vermillion River. Eventually, Gov. Alexander Ramsey and Dr. Thomas Foster built what came to be known as the Ramsey Mill there.
Toward the end of the 19th century, the small but growing river town of Hastings faced a dilemma.
One of the oldest cities in the state, Hastings had developed next to the Mississippi River. Steamboats could float right up to the levee, only a short distance from Second Street, then the center of commerce.
Hastings came to be known as Oliver’s Grove when U.S. Army Lt. W. G. Oliver and his nine-man military detachment, bringing supplies to Fort Snelling in 1819, encountered freezing water and bad weather and were forced to spend the winter here in log cabins they built.
Hastings City Hall provides a breath-taking view as visitors enter Hastings from the north on Highway 61. Housed in the 139-year-old building that was once the Dakota County Courthouse, City Hall was remodeled and opened in the fall of 1993.
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