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January 5, 2019
Blanche O’Brien was the switchboard operator for Hines Telephone Association for 40 years. Courtesy of Lowell O'Brien
Early telephone operators brought community together
January 5, 2019 - 4:46pm
December 27, 2018
Worker Tammy Pearce packs a recently sold swastika desk ornament in November 2018 at  Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland.  Photo for The Washington Post by Eileen Blass
History or hatred? Selling Hitler's belongings and Nazi artifacts stirs a backlash
December 27, 2018 - 1:38pm
December 23, 2018
Giant kaffe pot
December 23, 2018 - 5:19am
December 9, 2018
Jessica Davis, photographed on Dec. 3, 2018, is the new site supervisor for the Sibley House Historic Site in Mendota. (Deanna Weniger / Pioneer Press)
New supervisor at Mendota’s Sibley House connects people to the past through stories
December 9, 2018 - 8:05pm
November 15, 2018
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Cal Miner, in full train conducting uniform, puts the finishing touches Thursday on the Great Northern Railway Engine for the holiday light display outside of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society in Willmar.
'Train'ing for the holiday
November 15, 2018 - 9:58pm
September 23, 2018
Markus Krueger, programming director at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Minn., shows where Red Cross centers popped up in the county in 1918 during World War I and the Spanish flu pandemic. Jordan Ryan / Forum News Service
A century ago, they went to war to help: Clay County, Minn., nurses made their mark in WWI
September 23, 2018 - 2:36pm
September 17, 2018
Olli Kinkkonen's headstone in Park Hill Cemetery sits near the graves of Isaac McGhie, Elmer Jackson and Elias Clayton, the victims of the 1920 lynching in Duluth. Kinkkonen was buried in an unmarked grave until 1993, when the Tyomies Society installed a headstone that reads "Olli Kinkkonen, 1881 — 1918, Victim of Warmongers." Jimmy Lovrien / Forum News Service
Finnish immigrant was 'victim of warmongers' 100 years ago in Duluth
September 17, 2018 - 8:19pm
September 15, 2018
Members of the Brookland Literary and Hunting Club view footage from Eve Austin's oral history project on the club. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Doug Kapustin for The Washington Post
The story of a secret poker society started by pioneering African-Americans
September 15, 2018 - 6:00am
The "Batman House" is one of the attractions featured on Joe Laurin's Lake of the Woods app. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
App opens portal to Lake of the Woods
September 15, 2018 - 5:29am
September 5, 2018
Slow and steady is the rule for the engines taking part in the WMSTR parade, which is held twice a day on the Rollag, Minn., grounds during Labor Day weekend. Vicki Gerdes / Forum News Service
Rollag steam threshers reunion recriuts thousands of volunteers each year
September 5, 2018 - 4:46pm
September 3, 2018
Image is public domain vintage Rosie the riveter, we can do it poster, with Rosie isolated from the original background. https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=76001&picture=we-can-do-it-poster
Rosie the Riveter isn't who you think she is
September 3, 2018 - 3:50pm
September 2, 2018
Clay County native and aviation pioneer Florence Klingensmith. Special to The Forum.play button
Famous flyer: Minn.native lauded in New York Times best-seller 'Fly Girls'
September 2, 2018 - 9:55am
August 15, 2018
Railway seeks historic designation
August 15, 2018 - 7:32pm
August 6, 2018
When the egg carton gets empty, Jenny Schlecht is happy she can go to the store rather than the chicken coop. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
I'm happy I don't have to raise chickens
August 6, 2018 - 6:17am
July 26, 2018
Amelia Earhart in 1928. Photo from the Library of Congress
Dozens heard Amelia Earhart's final, chilling pleas for help, researchers say
July 26, 2018 - 8:44am
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