Black and white photograph of the front exterior of the Minnesota State Reform School. Taken by T.W. Ingersoll c.1875.

Minnesota State Reform School

Photograph of the front exterior of the Minnesota State Reform School. Taken by T.W. Ingersoll, c.1875.

Black and white photograph of the grounds of the Minnesota State Reform School. Taken by T.W. Ingersoll c.1875.

Minnesota State Reform School Grounds

Photograph of the grounds of the Minnesota State Reform School. Taken by T.W. Ingersoll, c.1875.

Black and white photograph of articles made by inmates of the Minnesota State Reform School. Photographed by T.W. Ingersoll c.1875.

Minnesota State Reform School inmate projects

Articles made by inmates of the Minnesota State Reform School. Photographed by T.W. Ingersoll, c.1875.

Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Minnesota Valley Canning Company headquarters, c. 1937.

Minnesota Writers Project display booth, Minneapolis Auditorium.

Minnesota Writers Project display booth, Minneapolis Auditorium.

Minnesota Writers Project display booth, Minneapolis Auditorium. 1940.

Minnesota's first two American Indian nurses

Minnesota's first two American Indian nurses

Minnesota's first two American Indian nurses, Elizabeth Sherer and Josephine Parisien, c.1925. The Minnesota Department of Health started a Chippewa Nursing Service in 1923, hiring American Indian nurses to provide public health nursing services on reservations in northern Minnesota.

Minnesota: A State Guide

Minnesota: A State Guide

Cover image of "Minnesota: A State Guide"

Color photograph of MN Cartooning Historian David Mruz with Curt Swan, October 2, 1993.

MN Cartooning Historian David Mruz with Curt Swan and Proclamation Making October 2, 1993 Curt Swan Day

Minnesota cartooning historian David Mruz was among those who invited Curt Swan to Minneapolis for Curt Swan Day, October 2, 1993.

MN Valley Floodway

MN Valley Floodway

An aerial shot of the MN Valley Refuge site, showing a floodplain view.

MN90: A 19th Century Grasshopper Disaster

During the 1870s, grasshopper plagues made life miserable for Minnesota's farmers. The insects traveled in swarms so large they darkened the sky, destroying crops and farmers’ livelihoods along the way. Learn more about the government response to the crisis and the lasting damage that was left behind.

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