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Is Minnesota’s tiny Lake Itasca the true source of the Mississippi River?

Recently while sifting through family photographs, Murzyn, now a Star Tribune reader in Fridley, began to wonder: Is Lake Itasca the true headwaters ... librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society. ... read more

MHS says sign was vandalized at Fort Snelling

In this case, the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. That led one lawmaker to accuse the MHS of engaging in "revisionist" history. ... read more

Republicans seek to gut the Minnesota Historical Society for using an Indian name

The Minnesota Legislature ... the bluffs above the Mighty Mississippi, which, as you may have guessed, was long in existence before the Euros showed up. To some, it would seem only natural that ... read more

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Happy 125th birthday, Itasca State Park

The marker at the headwaters in Itasca State Park reads ... When it comes to the history of the state's first park, Rivers said, there's actually a bit of controversy. Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis ... read more


Fort Snelling signage opens history debate among officials at Minnesota Legislature, local level

The Dakota long have referred to the area they considered sacred at the confluence of the Mississippi ... at Minnesota history,” he said. When Marty and other legislators at the hearing pushed ... read more

The First City of the Mississippi

explorers questioned the true source of the Mississippi. Some believed that Elk Lake, upstream from Lake Itasca, was the true headwaters. But in 1888 the Minnesota Historical Society commissioned ... read more

Fort Snelling name change sparks funding threat

The fort was built in the early 1820s on a hill overlooking the spot where the Minnesota River joins the Mississippi ... sending those families by boat to reservations. This history of the Bdote ... read more

Controversy arises over new signs at Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling played a key role in Minnesota history, and today it remains one of the state's most prominent historical landmarks. But a controversy has arisen ... In this case, the Minnesota and ... read more

Crow Wing County Board: County accepts riverfront donated land for conservation

Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Fund The Mississippi Headwaters Board is funded by the Minnesota Outdoor ... Franzen was referring to the controversy surrounding a multi-use trail system within the ... read more

Fort Snelling signage addition won't cause funding cut by Legislature

The Dakota long have referred to the area they considered sacred at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota ... controversy revolved around whether MNHS was dealing in revisionist history. ... read more



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