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This week in state history

 

August 16, 2019

This newspaper ad from 1965 touts Beatles tickets available at music stores across the state.

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 16-22.

August 17

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.

August 18

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...



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