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This week in state history


November 22, 2019

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week.

Nov. 22

1995 A merger of giant railroad companies creates the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. The Burlington Northern had long been a major railroad in Minnesota, itself the result of mergers between the Great Northern Railroad, the Northern Pacific Railway, and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.

Nov. 25

1903 Olive Fremstad, pictured, makes her debut with New York’s Metropolitan opera, singing the role of Sieglinde in Wagner’s “Die Walkure.” Born in Sweden, she grew up in St. Peter. She taught music in...

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