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The Renville County Historical Society collected and displayed more than 150 years of bridal fashion in 2022. The dresses ranged from a black Victorian number from the 1880s to two dresses from 2020, illustrating how weddings were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The dresses were exhibited during the Renville County Fair in August.
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The Renville County Historical Society wedding dress exhibit showcased bridal fashion from the 1880s to 2020.
Bethesda, which has provided elder care in Willmar for decades, is celebrating its 125th anniversary on Sunday. The entire community is invited to an afternoon of fun, fellowship and history.
The Kandiyohi County Historical Society's annual Tea at the Sperry House fundraising event returned Friday in Willmar after a pandemic hiatus.
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Like many farms of the late 1800s and early 1900s vintage, ours has several wooden outbuildings, each of them named to reflect their original function.

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History is a huge part of the identity of the Dodge County seat of Mantorville, but even long-time locals are intrigued by the hidden past just off Main Street.
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As Minnesota's territorial population exploded in the mid-1800s, workers began organizing and unionizing to fight for their rights, though it sometimes turned deadly.

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