Black and white photograph of Kat Bjelland performing with Babes in Toyland in Paris, 1991.

Kat Bjelland

Kat Bjelland performs with Babes in Toyland in Paris, 1991.

Michelle Leon, Lori Barbero, and Kat Bjelland perform at a warehouse party, 1989. Photographed by Katie O’Brien.

Babes in Toyland performing

Michelle Leon, Lori Barbero, and Kat Bjelland perform at a warehouse party, 1989. Photographed by Katie O’Brien.

Poster with a list of the performance dates on Babes in Toyland’s 1991 European tour. Pictured are (left to right): Lori Barbero, Kat Bjelland, and Michelle Leon.

1991 tour poster

Poster with a list of the performance dates on Babes in Toyland’s 1991 European tour. Pictured are (left to right): Lori Barbero, Kat Bjelland, and Michelle Leon.

Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland grew out of the Minneapolis punk scene to become one of the most visible “alternative” bands of the 1990s. In their recordings and live performances, they honed an abrasive, commanding sound that attracted fans from across the United States and Europe.

Elmer Uggen’s original words and music for “Crookstonian”, a march song for the city. Includes three pages of music, as well as photos and a history of Crookston.

Crookstonian March Song Sheet Music

Elmer Uggen’s original words and music for “Crookstonian”, a march song for the city. Includes three pages of music, as well as photos and a history of Crookston.

Elmer Uggen, shown here with his violin in the Agassiz yearbook, (front row, third from left) served as concertmaster for the North Dakota Agricultural College Orchestra in 1914 and 1915.

N.D.A.C. Orchestra 1914–1915

Elmer Uggen, shown here with his violin in the Agassiz yearbook, (front row, third from left) served as concertmaster for the North Dakota Agricultural College Orchestra in 1914 and 1915.

Elmer Uggen, music faculty, as show in the July 1924 Northwest Monthly publication of the Northwest School of Agriculture.

Elmer Uggen, band and stringed Instruments

Elmer Uggen, music faculty, as show in the July 1924 Northwest Monthly publication of the Northwest School of Agriculture.

Elmer Uggen, music faculty, as shown in the 1926 Red River Aggie yearbook from the Northwest School of Agriculture.

Elmer Uggen, bandmaster and orchestra director

Elmer Uggen, music faculty, as shown in the 1926 Red River Aggie yearbook from the Northwest School of Agriculture.

Uggen, Elmer George (1891–1949)

Elmer George Uggen was a musician, composer, conductor, educator, and music store owner who entertained American troops abroad during World War I with his score for the play “War is Hell.” He left a mark in Northwest Minnesota with the original words and music for “Crookstonian,” a march used as the official anthem of Crookston.

Color image of American Indian pictographs at Lac La Croix in the BWCA, 1964.

American Indian pictographs at Lac La Croix

American Indian pictographs at Lac La Croix in the BWCA, 1964.

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