Monday, November 18, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 18

November 18, 1942 - Leo M. Mustonen, 22, of Brainerd, Minn., disappeared on this date along with three other airmen: 2nd Lt. William A Gamber, 23, of Fayette, Ohio (pilot) and fellow cadets Ernest Munn, 23, of St. Clairsville, Ohio and John Mortenson, 25, of Moscow, Idaho. Their plane, an AT-7 navigational training plane, left Mather Airfield in Sacramento, Calif., carrying the four airmen and about five hours of fuel. The plane never returned.1 

1http://www.mummytombs.com/mummylocator/featured/airman.wwII.htm

Munson’s body was found in October 2005 by two hikers on the Darwin Glacier in California. “His arms were spread as if in a free fall. The parachute pack on his back read ‘U. S. Army,’ and it was unopened.” He was buried in his hometown.




 Leo M. Mustonen

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/24/national/24frozen.html?pagewanted=all
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 17

November 17, 1966 – Fifty-three years ago, a horrific event happened in Carlton County that none of us who lived there will ever forget. Kathleen Marie Bodie, 14, was murdered in the Cloquet High School band room. She had been dropped off at school early, around 7:05 a.m., by her father so she could practice her flute. At approximately 7:30 a.m., her nude body was found lying face down in a pool of blood by another student in the band room. Bodie had been stabbed more than 20 times in the chest and throat. 

Duluth News Tribune
; “Teenager Sought In Slaying of Girl”; November 18, 1966, p.1.



In 1966, this was Cloquet's High School. Today, it has been turned into condos.

https://www.pinejournal.com/news/3672153-past-stories-cloquet-middle-school-issues-referendum-plans


Suspect arrested; see 
Nov. 23, 2012 blog

Complaint issued; see 
Feb. 20, 2013 blog

Indictment; see 
March 7, 2013 blog

Savage pleads guilty; see 
March 14, 2013 blog

Death of James M. Savage; see 
July 10, 2013 blog

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 13

November 13, 1891 – Minn. Governor Floyd B. Olson was born on the north side of Minneapolis on this date, the only child of a Norwegian father and a Swedish mother.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_B._Olson




Statue of Gov. Floyd B. Olson on the north side of Minneapolis

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain 6-29-2012, 
as long as acknowledgement included. 
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 12

November 12, 1889 – U. S. magazine publisher, Dewitt Wallace, was born in St. Paul on this date. He co-founded Reader's Digest with his wife Lila Wallace and published the first issue in 1922. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWitt_Wallace



Reader's Digest first issue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reader%27s_Digest
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Monday, November 11, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 11

November 11, 1913 – “With two wives living a few blocks from each other [in Minneapolis], neither one knowing that they are living with the same husband, Arthur D. Carter, aged 39 years, today confessed to Chief Martinson, it is said, that he is guilty of bigamy. Carter is a son-in-law of Hon. F. M. Nye, former congressman from Minnesota.”

Red Wing Daily Republican
; “Nye’s Son-in-Law Alleged Bigamist, Arthur D. Carter Confesses to Police That He Has Two Wives”; November 11, 1913;
p. 1.




Representative Frank M. Nye

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Nye#/media/File:FrankNye.jpg
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 7

 November 7, 1991 – Former Boston Celtic basketball player Kevin McHale, who grew up in Hibbing, Minn., appeared on Season 10, Episode 8 of Cheers. “The gang feels responsible when the Celtics' Kevin McHale goes into a slump after becoming obsessed with the number of bolts in the floor of Boston Garden.”

http://www.tv.com/shows/cheers/where-have-all-the-floorboards-gone-14301/



Kevin McHale

http://www.basketballphoto.com/NBA_Basketball_Photographs.htm
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 6


November 6, 1962 – The 1962 Minn. state election was not only the first four-year- term election for Minnesota governor, it was also one of the closest statewide races in Minnesota history. The election was held on this date, but the results were not known until March 21, 1963. After recounts and court challenges, it was determined that then-Lieutenant Governor Karl Rolvaag-DFL, had defeated Governor Elmer L. Andersen-GOP by 91 votes out of nearly 1.3 million cast. Rolvaag collected 619,842 votes to Andersen's 619,751. At that time Minn. governors and Lt. governors were elected on separate ballots, which explains why the incumbent Governor was a Republican while the Lt. Governor was a Democrat. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_gubernatorial_election,_1962




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Minnesota.svg

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