This week in state history
April 3, 2020
Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week.
1970 A former Greyhound bus station in Minneapolis opens its doors as a music club, the Depot. Twelve years later it would be renamed First Avenue by Steve McClellan, the booking agent for the club, and Jack Meyers, the club's financial manager. A cornerstone of the city's music scene, First Avenue has hosted local and national acts and was featured in Prince's movie "Purple Rain."
1893 The Minnesota state flag is adopted, just in time to grace a state-sponsored exhibit at the World's Fair in Chicago. Designed by Am...