This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: October 21

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The U.S. War Department orders Edward Janes, Wisconsin territorial marshal, to expel the Selkirk squatters from Fort Snelling military reservation. The fort's commander had complained of the settlers selling whiskey to the soldiers.


Swedish settlement in Minnesota begins when Carl A. Fernstrom, Oscar Roos, and August Sandahl build a log cabin on Hay Lake in Washington County.


The Minnesota North Stars professional hockey team plays its first home game, beating the California Seals 3-1.