Black and white photograph of Nina Clifford’s brothel at 147 S. Washington Street, St. Paul, 1937.

Nina Clifford’s Brothel

Nina Clifford’s brothel at 147 S. Washington Street, St. Paul, 1937.

Colorized postcard of the Missabe Mountain open pit mine in Franklin, c.1915.

Missabe Mountain open pit mine, Franklin

Postcard of the Missabe Mountain open pit mine in Franklin, c.1915.

Mesabi Iron Range Strike, 1916

During the summer of 1916, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) coordinated a strike of iron ore miners on the Mesabi Iron Range. The strikers fought for higher wages, an eight-hour workday, and workplace reform. Although the strike failed, it was one of the largest labor conflicts in Minnesota history.

Color image of Medtronic’s headquarters in Fridley. Photographed on September 7, 2012.

Medtronic headquarters, Fridley

Medtronic’s headquarters in Fridley. Photographed on September 7, 2012.

Medtronic

The Medtronic medical device company was founded in 1949 by Earl Bakken and Palmer Hermundslie. From its beginnings in a converted garage, it has grown into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise and one of Minnesota’s leading businesses.

Black and white photograph of an advertisement being filmed for Stadium Checkers and a Cootie game on WMIN-TV, 1954.

Advertising on WMIN-TV

Advertising for Stadium Checkers and a Cootie game on WMIN-TV, 1954.

Black and white photograph of a KSTP-TV cameraman filming the This Side Up program, 1950.

"This Side Up" program

KSTP-TV cameraman filming the This Side Up program, 1950.

Black and white photograph of a food demonstration for WCCO-TV, 1957.

WCCO-TV food demonstration

Food demonstration for WCCO-TV, 1957.

Black and white photograph of a Twin City Television Lab mobile unit in front of the Lyceum Theater and the Lab’s main entrance, c.1948.

Twin City Television at the Lyceum Theater

Twin City Television Lab mobile unit in front of the Lyceum Theater and the Lab’s main entrance, c.1948.

Black and white photograph of television character Roundhouse Rodney (played by Lynn Dwyer on WTCN) signing an autograph for a young fan, c.1961.

Lynn Dwyer as Roundhouse Rodney

Television character Roundhouse Rodney (played by Lynn Dwyer on WTCN) signs an autograph for a young fan, c.1965.

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