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This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 23-29.

August 23

1862 Twenty-four townspeople are killed at the second Battle of New Ulm during the U.S.-Dakota War. Although the Dakota come close to victory, the barricaded defenders, led by Judge Charles E. Flandrau, manage to hold the town’s center. Among the dead is Capt. William Dodd, who had founded St. Peter in 1853 and laid out the Dodd Road from St. Paul to Mankato.

August 25

1827 Minnesota’s first post office is established at Fort Snelling.

1937 Congress establishes the state’s first national monument: Pipestone National Monument in so...

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