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This week in state history


September 27, 2019

Historic Minnesota events that took place this coming week.

Sept. 28

1935 Joan Growe is born in Minneapolis. She would serve as Minnesota’s secretary of state from 1975 to 1998, the first woman elected to statewide office without first having been appointed. A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, she would champion voter and election reform, including such programs as vote by mail and motor voter registration.

Sept. 29

1837 Dakota leaders sign a treaty in Washington selling their lands east of the Mississippi River for about $500,000 in cash and goods. This treaty, along with th...

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