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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 →

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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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