Reporter | Minnesota History


Remembering a Minnesotan who stormed the beach on D-Day 80 years ago

Gerald Heaney survived World War II to become a respected lawyer and federal judge in Duluth.


From gung-ho Vietnam medic to peacenik to proud Army veteran

A southern Minnesota man looks back on his evolution from gung-ho soldier in 1967 to questioning dissenter by 1972 to proud Army veteran today.


Civil War group honors the last Union veteran buried in each Minnesota county

History buffs hope to 'keep green' the memories of long-forgotten soldiers in blue.


St. Cloud professor's book paints nuanced look at enslaved woman freed in Minneapolis

Author Christopher Lehman has unearthed a surprising character long overlooked in Eliza Winston's story: President Andrew Jackson.


Paying overdue tribute to his grandmother, a Minnesota farmer recarves family history

Man honors hardworking women on family gravestone.


Civil War officer brought formerly enslaved family to Minnesota

Simon and Flora Boggs lived in Mantorville for 30 years.


Two Minnesota children in 1870 were lost in the woods, but not to history

A granite marker has replaced the lilac bushes in the farmyard where the children were buried.


Saving brewery ruins just the latest preservation project in historic Mantorville

Jane and John Olive help lead preservation efforts in the southeastern Minnesota community.


Bogus Ghost Dance scare spooked Roseau County settlers in 1891

Ojibwe leader Mickinock kept the settlers' livestock fed and watered after they fled in panic.


From New Ulm to Bataan: A fallen Medal of Honor recipient is remembered

U.S. Army Capt. Bill Bianchi is the only soldier from Brown County to receive the military's highest honor.