Monday, March 30, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 30

March 30, 1908 – Sheriff Holst came to Bagley, Minn., this morning with five parties in custody who are supposed to be connected with the blowing of the Neving dam last Tuesday night. The dynamite used was traced from Bagley to Neving post-office and all parties who were in any way connected with the explosive from the time it got to Neving last Tuesday until it disappeared are in charge of the sheriff.

Rumor has it that one of the parties has given enough information to the county attorney to warrant the holding of at least two, if not three, until the grand jury meets. All the logs belonging to the S. P. K. Lumber, Cedar and Tie Company are reported safe, but at last accounts considerable anxiety was felt for the state bridge, which it is feared will go out unless the weather remains favorable for the next 10 days.

The dam has been plugged, but the volume of water that went out the first day raised the river to within one foot of the state bridge, and it is feared that when the ice goes out, the bridge will go with it. Two other bridges on the river will be washed out should the warm weather continue.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Accused of Complicity in Blowing Neving Dam. Five Men Brought to Bagley Last Night in Custody of Sheriff Holste.”; March 30, 1908; p. 1.




http://www.lakesnwoods.com/Bagley.htm


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 29

March 29, 1998 - Twisters from St. Peter to Comfrey damaged an estimated 819 homes and left 2 people dead.1Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter was especially hard-hit, with several buildings damaged or destroyed, 2,000 trees lost, and nearly 80% of the windows on the campus shattered. In Comfrey, 75% of the structures in the town were damaged or destroyed, including the local K–12 school. Seven counties in southern Minnesota were later declared federal disaster areas.”2

1http://timelines.ws/states/MINNESOTA.HTML

2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_Comfrey_%E2%80%93_St._Peter_tornado_outbreak




Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain March 29, 2015,
as long as acknowledgement included.
 



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Saturday, March 28, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 28

March 28, 1915 – “The first liturgy [in the Cathedral of St. Paul] was held on [this] Palm Sunday.” The cornerstone for the cathedral was laid in 1907. “Work continued on the interior for decades. On October 14, 1958, it was consecrated by Archbishop William O. Brady, securing its place among the premier houses of worship in the United States. It was placed on the National Register of Historical Buildings in 1974.

http://www.cathedralsaintpaul.org/treasure-art-history



Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain June 2, 2013,
as long as acknowledgement included.
 



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Friday, March 27, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 27

March 27, 1903 - The city of Luverne, Minn., secured $10,000 from Carnegie to build the Luverne Carnegie Library on this date. Plans were prepared by local architect W.E.E. Greene and the contractor was P.N. Gillham. The Luverne Carnegie Library was completed in 1904, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 18, 1980. It is currently used as the Carnegie Cultural Center.

http://www.placeography.org/index.php/Luverne_Public_Library,_205_Freeman_Avenue_North,_Luverne,_Minnesota

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Rock_County,_Minnesota




Luverne Carnegie Library ca.1910

http://www.placeography.org/index.php/Luverne_Public_Library,_205_Freeman_Avenue_North,_Luverne,_Minnesota


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 26

March 26, 1917 – Minn. Gov. Joseph Burnquist today signed a bill authorizing the teaching of patriotism in the public schools one day each week.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Burnquist Signs Patriotism Bill”; March 26, 1917; p. 1.





Minn. Gov. Joseph Burnquist

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/JosephBurnquist.jpg



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 25

March 25, 1985Third-year UMD Head Hockey Coach Mike Sertich is selected the WCHA's Coach of the Year for an unprecedented third season in a row on this date.

http://history.vintagemnhockey.com/page/show/814909-minnesota-duluth-state-teachers-college-bulldogs




Coach Mike Sertich



http://www.ahcahockey.com/news/0405/0121ahca.html


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 24

March 24, 1908 – The Clearwater Lake dam at Neving, Clearwater County, was blown out this evening by some miscreant who had some imaginary grudge against the owner of the dam. This dam was built with proper fishways, and has been but little used the past three seasons, excepting for the power required to run the waterworks for the Neving buildings and irrigation ditches. It was one of the old landmarks, having first been constructed in 1879 and rebuilt in 1894.

Certain parties expected to build a flour mill and sawmill at the dam the coming season, which would have been a great convenience for the settlers in that section of the country. How the blowing out of the dam will affect the project is impossible to say at the present time.

Later—The mail carrier who just came in to Bagley from the Neving post-office reports that the explosion that blew out the dam caused such a severe shock that all the windows in Robert Neving’s home, barn and outbuildings were broken and considerable other damage occurred around Mr. Neving’s place.

The mail carrier states that suspicion rests upon one of Mr. Neving’s neighbors as having been the party who blew out the dam and that an investigation to locate the dam-blower.

It is reported that the S. P. K. Lumber, Cedar & Tie Company sustained considerable loss through the explosion by the flood of water that was let out and that carried away a large quantity of logs belonging to the company, which were banked on the river below the dam.

J. C. Parker of Bemidji, superintendent for the S. P. K. Lumber, Cedar & Tie Company, is on the ground where the dam was blown out and is looking after the interests of his company.  The work of repairing the dam so that the flood of water may be temporarily stopped and the stringing of booms to catch the logs was rushed all Wednesday afternoon and last night and it is hoped that the water will be stopped by tomorrow.1

Neving, a post-office near the mouth of Clearwater Lake, in Sinclair township, was named for  lumberman and farmer Robert Neving, who removed to Saskatchewan about the year 1910.2


1The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Clearwater Lake Dam Blown Out Yesterday; Unknown Parties Caused Considerable Damage. Dam Will be Repaired in Near Future.”; March 26, 1908; p. 1.

2Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 123.



http://www.co.clearwater.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_LIST&SEC=%7B008D6FB9-3C7B-45D0-8DC8-EC7C5BCD9F59%7D

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