advertising image of father and children wearing Munsingwear long underwear

Munsingwear Advertisement

Munsingwear Advertisement, c.1919. Munsingwear, Inc. Corporate Records, 1887-1995. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul

Munsingwear

When George D. Munsing came to Minnesota in 1886 to produce a new line of woolen union suits, he founded an underwear empire. From long johns to girdles, the Minnesota company urged generations of consumers, "don't say Underwear, say Munsingwear."

Klein Brickyard workers c.1910

Klein Brickyard workers

Top Row- August Buschkowsky, August Boldt, Bottom- Wm. "Bill" Griep, Herman Tiedeman, Rudolph Schoen, _______ Neubert, unknown, unknown, c.1910.

Chaska Brickyards

Chaska Brickyards

Brickyard factory in Chaska, c.1913.

The Chaska Brick Industry, 1857–1950

The Chaska brick industry flourished from 1857–1950. First called "Chaska Brick" in an 1894 Chaska Herald article, this distinctive brick is known for its unique "creamy" color, high clay content, and quality. Chaska brick remains closely tied to the history of the city it came from.

Sean Kershaw

Sean Kershaw

Sean Kershaw is the current Citizens League executive director and has held the office since 2003

Ted Kolderie

Ted Kolderie

Ted Kolderie, Citizens League executive director from 1967 to 1980

Art Rolnick, Steve Seel, and Rep. Carlos Mariani at a Policy and a Pint session.

Art Rolnick, Steve Seel, and Rep. Carlos Mariani at a Policy and a Pint session.

Art Rolnick, co-director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota and a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute, left, joins host Steve Seel of The Current and Rep. Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul, at a Policy and a Pint session Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis to talk about student debt.

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.

Painting depicting Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes in 1679.

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

"Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679." Painted by artist Francis Lee Jaques, c.1922.

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