Minnesota History Magazine Fall 2019 (66:7)
1969 Bus Strike: Twin Cities Mass Transit Turning Point
The 25-day strike during the 1969 holiday shopping season resulted not only in a pay increase for drivers and mechanics of the faltering Twin City Lines, but acquisition of the privately owned company by a public agency, the Metropolitan Transit Commission.
Take Me to the River: Establishing a Rowing Home in Minneapolis
The sport of rowing in Minnesota dates back to the 1870s. In Minneapolis, unlike in St. Paul and Duluth, the bodies of water on which rowing could occur was significantly affected by land development and infrastructure projects.
From the Archives
Triple Jeopardy: The 1879 Muus v. Muus Case
When Oline Muus sued her husband, Bernt, a Lutheran pastor and a founder of St. Olaf College, for control of an inheritance from her father, as well as charging him with neglect and cruelty, interest in the case understandably spread from civil court to the court of public opinion.
Charles Lindbergh flight goggles, circa 1930s
Sondra Reierson and Melissa Peterson
Looking in Many Directions
Hofmann Apiaries, Janesville, Waseca County
Book Review: Two Homelands: A Historian Considers His Life and Work by Odd S. Lovoll
Review by John Voelker