This week in state history


May 1, 2020

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week.

May 1

1933 Prompted by Gov.Floyd B. Olson, the Minnesota legislature passes an emergency law stopping farm foreclosure sales. The Great Depression and the dust bowl had hurt farmers throughout the nation, and they had responded to foreclosures by organizing the Farmers’ Holiday, which attempted to stop the sale of farm products until prices rose.

May 3

1959 After passing through the St. Lawrence Seaway, which had opened on April 25, the British freighter Ramon de Larrinaga beco...

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