Things picked up today for Minnesota History

So here is what happened today.

1671-Sieur de St. Lusson claims the territory that would become northeastern Minnesota for France

1868-The first Ojibwe to relocate to the White Earth Reservation arrives. A ceremony and reunion are held.

1918-14,000 people attend a picnic put on by the Nonpartisan League in Wegdahl.

1959-The St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority condemns houses in the area known as The Levee.

1981-A tornado moves from Edina to Minneapolis to Roseville. 1 was killed, and 83 were injured.

2014-Light rail service begins between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.

There is your history, and for more visit mnopedia.org.