November 21st, 2007


Happy Thanksgiving, All!

“They began now to gather in the small harvest they had, and to fit up their houses and dwellings against winter, being all well recovered in health and strength and had all things in good plenty. For as some were thus employed in affairs abroad, others were exercised in fishing, about cod and bass and other fish, of which they …Continue reading →

More Minnesota News: Soldier Identified After 144 Years? Maybe . . . .

I like stories of this sort. Nearly a century and a half after the Battle of Gettysburg, the body of a Minnesota soldier killed there may have been discovered in a Confederate cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina. The body may have been mis-identified in 1863. The man buried as Private John O. Dobson of the 2d North Carolina Infantry apparently …Continue reading →

Norway to End Occupation of Minnesota; Local Populace Outraged

The Government of Norway has announced plans to close its consulate in Minnesota, a move that has met with outrage among Norwegian colonists, er, uhm, Minnesotans. Norway says it’s a cost-cutting move, but that the consulates in New York, San Francisco, and Houston (?!) will remain open. About 17% of Minnesota’s population is of Norwegian descent. Read the story here.

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