Citizens League

Since 1952, the Citizens League has had a major impact on public policies in Minnesota. A group of civic leaders had the idea of inviting leaders from different parts of the community to the table to solve big policy issues. This meant bringing together lawmakers, union leaders, heads of Minnesota companies, and experts from universities and industries. As a group, these experts and leaders would study an issue and then write a research paper they could all agree on. Then they would do the political work required to make their conclusions a reality.

Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679

Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679

Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679 (Created circa 1922).

Greysolon, Daniel, Sieur du Lhut (c.1639–1710)

Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, was born in Lyons, France around 1639. Greysolon was a nobleman, and quickly rose to prominence in the French royal court. He traveled to New France (Quebec, Canada) in 1674 at the age of thirty-eight to command the French marines in Montreal.

Minnesota state officers posed with Governor Lucius F. Hubbard

Minnesota state officers posed with Governor Lucius F. Hubbard

Governor Hubbard with state officers standing on the capitol steps, 1884

Lucius F. Hubbard

Lucius F. Hubbard

Hubbard in 1865 after the Civil War's end

Lucius F. Hubbard

Lucius F. Hubbard

Hubbard in 1857, the year he came to Red Wing

Hubbard, Lucius F. (1836–1913)

Young Red Wing newspaper editor Lucius F. Hubbard backed his words with action when he enlisted as a private in the Fifth Minnesota Volunteers during the Civil War. He emerged from the fighting as a general and a war hero, and became wealthy through wheat marketing, milling, and railroads. He was elected governor in 1881.

American Fur Trading Post at Fond Du Lac, Duluth

American Fur Trading Post at Fond Du Lac, Duluth

American fur trading post at Fond du Lac, Duluth (c. 1826, created in 1940)

Two fur traders

Two fur traders

Two fur traders circa 1880.

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