This week in state history
August 16, 2019
Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 16-22.
1862 Five young Dakota men murder the Baker family on a farm near Acton in Meeker County. Upon hearing this news, some Dakota leaders decide to launch a general attack on settler-colonists near the Lower Sioux Agency, beginning the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
1929 A 350-pound bear is killed in the Hotel Duluth's lounge. The bear followed truck driver Arvid Peterson and his shipment of fish into the city, and, attracted by the smell of food in the hotel coffee shop...