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This week in state history


July 5, 2019

Historic Minnesota events that took place July 5-11.

July 5

1928 The Minnesota National Forest is renamed the Chippewa National Forest.

July 6

1849 Bavarian immigrant Anthony Yoerg opens Minnesota’s first brewery, located in St. Paul below what is now the RiverCentre parking ramp. Today’s Yoerg Brewing Company picked up the historic mantle recently after the original Yoerg company went out of business in 1952. The new company opened a taproom in St. Paul this past spring.

1883 Mule cars begin carrying passengers on Superior Stre...

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