Reporter | Minnesota History


Photo of Anoka County family comes home to Minnesota nearly 120 years later

Using genealogy and social media websites, the Photo Angel Project tracks down descendants of family members in old photos and sends them the pictures.


Old wooden crate brings to life the story of a fallen Minneapolis WWII soldier

His family hadn't forgotten Myron Kuzyk; in fact, family members had followed in his Army boot steps.


For Deephaven vet, 99, an orphaned baby brought joy amid the chaos of World War II

Cloquet native's unit took care of an Italian baby they named Maria.


New headstone marks grave of Native soldier from Minnesota who fought in the Civil War

People who drive by the rural Rice County cemetery are "very rarely aware heroes lay in their midst."


Bloomington woman worked as aeronautical engineering 'cadette' during WWII

Loraine Teninga Plasman was one of dozens of young women who took a 10-month crash course at the University of Minnesota.


One Minnesota WWII veteran's story amplifies what so many endured

A retired bond trader compiled letters sent to the New Prague Times for a book, published this spring.


Century-old Minneapolis quilt stitched with names from days gone by

Rosemount woman has spent more than 100 hours on online genealogy research to find out more about the 318 signatures.


Irish descendants are embracing St. Paul's forgotten Connemara Patch

The former site of the four-block shantytown at the base of Dayton's Bluff on St. Paul's East Side is now part of the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary.


She faced racism, he fled the Nazis: A Minnesota couple look back at a century of history

An afternoon of living history was something to relish.


Dayton, Minn., revives its French-Canadian past

Dayton's rich French-Canadian roots will be the focus of an upcoming presentation.