This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: June 25

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1849

Territorial governor Alexander Ramsey arrives in St. Paul with his wife Anna, their son, and a nurse. The governor had stayed in Mendota with Henry H. Sibley for about a month before moving to the capital. Ramsey, who was thirty-four, found a town of 800 people and no preparations for his arrival. The family set up house in an abandoned saloon.

1977

The first Grandma's Marathon is run from Two Harbors to Duluth. Named for its first major sponsor, the Duluth-based Grandma's restaurants, this race now draws over 8,500 contestants annually.