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The first woman radio voice of the Northwest – Eleanor Nesbitt Poehler


BY KATHLEEN KULLBERG WHAT DO WCCO RADIO and Eleanor Nesbitt Poehler have in common? Wait, you haven’t heard of Eleanor Nesbitt Poehler? Without her, WCCO may not have begun transmitting across Minnesota’s airwaves in 1924. And the popular radio medium might have [...]

The first woman radio voice of the Northwest – Eleanor Nesbitt Poehler2023-05-19T11:56:54-05:00

Minneapolis Mayor Under Fire


May 2, 2023 by Charlie Maguire Returning home from a dinner on February 6, 1947, Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey asked armed police chauffeur Vern Bartholomew to pull to the curb in front of his modest but distinctive looking home in a [...]

Minneapolis Mayor Under Fire2023-05-04T10:44:05-05:00



March 28, 2023 Jumping the tracks, paying the freight by Bill Beyer Several railroads raced west from Minneapolis after the Civil War, slicing through St. Louis Park and Hopkins. In 1867, the northern route became James J. Hills Great Northern (now [...]

OUR BUILT HISTORY2023-05-04T10:45:33-05:00

Mending Hearts 


November 30, 2022 by Ames Sheldon   Remarkable advances in heart surgery were forged at the Variety Club Heart Hospital at the University of Minnesota during the 1950s. This is the hospital where Drs. F. John Lewis, Richard Varco, C. Walton Lillehei, [...]

Mending Hearts 2023-05-04T10:51:51-05:00

Hygiene and housing: the sleeping porch in Minnesota


July 28, 2022 The Glen Lake Sanatorium East Cottage, with fresh air tent. 1920.Courtesy of Hopkins Historical Society. What a marvel for scientists in the late 19th century to actually see what they theorized was making people ill. The [...]

Hygiene and housing: the sleeping porch in Minnesota2023-05-13T14:47:51-05:00

Forty years of family fun at the Hamel Rodeo


June 30, 2022 by Sue Dorweiler If you set out to raise more than $1,000,000 for your community, how would you do it? Maybe you’d do what the folks in Hamel, Minnesota, did more than 40 years ago when they held [...]

Forty years of family fun at the Hamel Rodeo2023-05-04T11:05:22-05:00

Time traveling! Driving the Yellowstone Trail 


May 27, 2022 To find Excelsior’s segment of the Yellowstone Trail, head west on Highway 7, turn right on Eureka Road, right on Mann Lane, right on Seamans Drive. You’ll practically be back on Highway 7 as the road curves [...]

Time traveling! Driving the Yellowstone Trail 2023-05-04T11:09:15-05:00
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