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.

Aerial View, Chaska

Aerial View, Chaska

Aerial View of Chaska, 1988

Aerial View, Waconia

Aerial View, Waconia

Aerial View of Waconia, 1981

Aerial View, Chanhassen

Aerial View, Chanhassen

Aerial View of Chanhassen, 1981

Aerial view, Carver

Aerial view, Carver

Aerial View of Carver, 1969

Woods, one-half mile southeast of Norwood

Woods, one-half mile southeast of Norwood

Woods in Carver County, c.1915

Carver County

Carver County, founded in 1855, is home to the Minnesota and Crow Rivers, along with 125 lakes. Located southwest of the Twin Cities, it is part of the seven-county metro area.

Northern Pacific Railroad' s colonists reception house, Glyndon.

Northern Pacific Railroad' s colonists reception house, Glyndon.

Northern Pacific Railroad's colonist's reception house, Glyndon, Minnesota, 1876.

The Yeovil Colony

In 1873, George Rodgers led immigrants from southwest England to establish the Yeovil Colony in the Red River Valley on land purchased from the Northern Pacific Railroad. Despite high hopes, the settlement of New Yeovil crumbled soon after it began.

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