Recent content from Curt Brown
It is a complex legacy for a state that prided itself as an anti-slavery bastion and outlawed the practice in its territorial and state constitutions.
Some people play pickleball when they retire. Others knit or play cribbage. Carol Kissner had a different idea. She became a volunteer cemetery sleuth, poking…
Handwritten during a couple's courtship, the 100-plus letters were laced with their beliefs, passions and dreams.
It’s a museum hiding in plain sight. Take the elevator down from the chaotic lobby to the basement of Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown…
Engla Schey was determined to make life better for 10,000 Minnesotans locked in seven state institutions in the 1940s.
Until her retirement in 1987, she spent nearly 45 years as a cog in that giant Sears retail machine, taking her frustration out on the field.
Sonnen's Pet Shop oozes history at 408 St. Peter St. in the Hamm Building.
Not surprisingly, Myrtle Cain's dark brown hair had gone gray. After all, she'd been waiting 50 years for this moment.Now 78, she sat in the…
When her southern Minnesota hometown came calling in 1890, she faced a career quandary rare for women of the era.
"I was one of the lucky ones," Clarence Penaz said of the day when 19 sailors died and more than a dozen were injured.