Regional History

  • Hiding from the Holocaust
    In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Midday presents Voices of Minnesota interviews with two women who survived the Holocaust and ended up in Minnesota: Sabina Zimering and Lucy Smith.Midday, April 25, 2006
  • Remembering the Holocaust
    A Holocaust survivor and her daughter talk about memory and how future generations will remember the event.April 25, 2006
  • A Eugene McCarthy retrospective
    On what would have been former Sen. Eugene McCarthy's 90th birthday, a rebroadcast of the special program featuring highlights of his appearances on MPR's Midday over the years.Midday, March 29, 2006
  • Ronald Reed guilty of murdering Officer Sackett
    Ronald Reed has been sentenced to life in prison, after being found guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the 1970 shooting death of a St. Paul police officer.March 1, 2006
  • Trial for alleged cop killers to go back in time
    The murder trial in the killing of St. Paul police officer James Sackett gets underway Monday. In 1970, Sackett was lured to a house by a fake 911 call, and then shot by a sniper.February 5, 2006
  • The secret life of Betty Crocker
    A new book by a Minneapolis author looks behind the veil of one of America's most famous women -- Betty Crocker. She's 84 years old now, and she's had it all -- a career with a Fortune 500 company, a reputation as the ideal homemaker.February 5, 2006
  • St. John's remembers Sen. Eugene McCarthy
    St. John's University in Collegeville is remembering the late Sen. Eugene McCarthy, who died in December 2005. McCarthy graduated from St. John's in 1935 and taught there in the 1940s, before moving on to a career in politics. McCarthy's friends and family say they knew the man as a student, teacher, poet and statesman.January 24, 2006
  • If these walls could talk...
    An exhibit opening Jan. 14 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul will allow visitors to explore history through the stories of people who lived in one house on the east side of St. Paul over the last 120 years.January 13, 2006
  • Revisiting Zebulon Pike's expedition to Minnesota
    This winter marks the 200th anniversary of explorer Zebulon Pike's expedition to Minnesota. Some historians say Pike deserves more respect for that effort. But Pike is also a controversial figure in the eyes of Native Americans.December 29, 2005
  • Eugene McCarthy, who galvanized a generation of war opponents, dies
    Former Democratic Sen. Eugene McCarthy, one of Minnesota's and the country's most influential political figures of the last century, has died. He was 89. McCarthy's opposition to the Vietnam War became his platform for an unsuccessful 1968 bid to win his party's presidential nomination. He lost to fellow Democrat and Minnesotan Hubert Humphrey, but the effort influenced American politics for years.December 10, 2005
  • Daughters of the game
    The Grand Meadow high school girls' basketball team opens its season Tuesday night. The players take the court in the shadow of Grand Meadow girls' teams of an earlier era -- teams that compiled a 94-0 record between 1929 and 1939. That record has not been touched by any boys or girls high school basketball team -- before or since.November 29, 2005
  • Tough times for the beacon of St. Paul
    One of the city's landmarks, the First National Bank Building, reflects both the uncertainty and the promise of Saint Paul's business future.November 25, 2005
  • The origin of Floyd of Rosedale
    One of college football's most famous trophies has its roots in a courageous decision by a football player, who decided to cross the color line of 1930s America. He set in motion a series of events which lead to the establishment of the Floyd of Rosedale trophy, contested each fall by the Minnesota and Iowa football teams.November 17, 2005
  • Rudy Perpich, the people's governor
    Minnesota's longest serving governor is still remembered by many in the state for his out-of-the-box ideas and his emphasis on education and jobs. A new book tells the story of Rudy Perpich, from his childhood on the Iron Range through his years in Minnesota politics. Betty Wilson is the author of "Rudy! The People's Governor." She spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.November 2, 2005
  • Warroad Ojibwe want federal recognition
    A group of Ojibwe Indians who have lived in and around Warroad for centuries is not recognized by the U.S. government. Now, the Warroad Ojibwe community is beginning the long and daunting task of seeking that federal acknowledgment.October 24, 2005

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