Today March 29, was one busy day in Minnesota History

1823-William G. Le Duc was born in Wilkesville Ohio.  He Moved to St. Paul in 1850 where he would open a Law Office and a Bookstore and published 3 yearbooks.  He Moved to Hastings in 1857 where his mill was the first to offer spring wheat flower.

1855-Minnesota's Republicans meet in St. Anthony for their first formal meeting where they discuss the group's strong antislavery stance.

1916-Eugene J. McCarthy is born in Watkins.  He would  serve in Congress for 2 decades.

1928-St. Paul's New Radio Station, KTSP, starts a great broadcasting career in the Northwest with a 7 hour programming.

1980-Walter H. Deubener, the inventor of the handled grocery bags, dies in St. Paul.  He owned the S. S. Kresge store, St. Paul's first cash and carry store.

1998-Ferocious tornado touchdowns strike communities eastward from Nobles to Wabasha Counties in south-central Minnesota