The Great Storm of 1873

In the early part of this month Minnesota was swept for two days by an icy tempest, unparalled [sic] in our previous history. The storm came with unannounced suddenness, and a day that up to two o'clock in the afternoon was mild; pleasant and even thawing changed to a storm

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X Marks the Spot

Traverse des Sioux has always been a great gathering place for people in this area. Human life here dates back 9,000 years. We don’t think about this much today but, the geography of this area makes it an ideal place to live.

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Bob Looks Back: The Klossner Bank Robbery

The Klossner Bank RobberyBy Bob Sandeen Who says small towns are boring? The tiny town of Klossner, MN in Lafayette Township would certainly disagree and here’s why.  The Klossner State Bank (founded in 1919) was the scene of a bold robbery on November 6, 1923. Thanks to detailed writing at

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Asgrim K. Skaro Grand Army of the Republic Post Number 37, St. Peter, Minnesota

By Bob Sandeen Formation of the GAR After the Civil War, many communities in the United States formed posts of an organization known as the Grand Army of the Republic (often referred to as the G. A. R.).  Founded in 1866, men who had served in the Union Army, the

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