Miracle on Ice

The Miracle on Ice is the name given to the American men’s ice hockey victory over the heavily favored Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics. The team drew heavily on Minnesotan talent, including twelve players and coach Herb Brooks. Coming amid American setbacks in the Cold War, their unlikely win inspired and united the country.

Color image of riding habit clothing worn by James J. Hill. Clothing made by Schaub Brothers, Inc.

James J. Hill hunting outfit

Riding habit clothing worn by James J. Hill. Clothing made by Schaub Brothers, Inc.

Black and white photograph of a Cinco de Mayo parade, West side, 1938.

Cinco de Mayo parade, West side

Cinco de Mayo parade, West side, 1938.

Black and white photograph of the playground of the Jewish Sheltering Home for Children in Minneapolis, c.1925.

Playground at the Jewish Sheltering Home for Children

Playground of the Jewish Sheltering Home for Children in Minneapolis, c.1925.

Black and white photograph of the 1941 Winter Carnival Ice Palace.

1941 Winter Carnival Ice Palace

1941 Winter Carnival Ice Palace.

Black and white photograph of the 1940 Winter Carnival Ice Palace at Como Park.

1940 Winter Carnival Ice Palace

1940 Winter Carnival Ice Palace at Como Park.

Black and white photograph of the 1937 Winter Carnival Ice Palace, looking west toward State Office Building.

1937 Winter Carnival Ice Palace

1937 Winter Carnival Ice Palace, looking west toward State Office Building.

Color postcard of the 1937 Winter Carnival Ice Palace.

1937 Winter Carnival Ice Palace postcard view

Postcard of the 1937 Winter Carnival Ice Palace.

MN90: Chess on Ice

The sport of curling, according to Bemidji native and Olympian Cassie Potter mixes elements of golf, shuffleboard, chess, and bowling. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel finds out why Minnesotans and others decided to combine all those games on ice.

Black and white photograph of children playing on the playground of St. Paul’s Neighborhood House in 1937.

Playground, Neighborhood House, St. Paul

Children playing on the playground of St. Paul’s Neighborhood House, 1937.

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