Friday, May 10, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 10

May 10, 2012 – Edina’s ban on happy hour ends, allowing local restaurants to offer drink specials for the first time. “Edina was the very last Minnesota city in which happy hour discounts were strictly prohibited.”

http://www.kare11.com/rss/article/975698/391/Happy-Hour-debuts-in-Edina-this-week



https://www.littleandlargeeditions.com/editions/happy-hour.html

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 8

May 8, 2002 – “Cable TV network TV Land dedicated an 8-foot (2.4 m) tall bronze statue of [Mary Tyler] Moore tossing her hat near [the] intersection [of 7th Street and Nicollet Mall downtown Minneapolis],” duplicating the scene from the original opening title sequence for the show where “she cheerfully tosses her tam o'shanter in the air in the middle of the street; a freeze-frame captures her smiling face and the hat in mid-air.”

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

   

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Sept. 19, 2013,
as long as acknowledgement included. 
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 7

May 7, 1986 - The United Food and Commercial Workers union “placed its Austin, Minnesota branch, UFCW Local P-9, into trusteeship. The action took place nine months into the strike by Local P-9 against the Hormel meatpacking company. The international union immediately filed for a court injunction against the Local P-9 leadership to enforce its decision.

The stated aim of the action was to remove the democratically elected local leadership and end the strike, which had won broad support among workers and farmers in Minnesota, Iowa and across the US. With workers in Austin showing few signs of breaking, and with indications that the strike might spread to other Hormel plants in the Midwest, the international union was intervening openly on the side of management to crush the strike.”

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/may2011/twih-m02.shtml





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Monday, May 6, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 6

May 6, 1915 – Dr. John Olson sat in Judge Leary’s courtroom today and listened while Thomas Hutchinson, attorney for Miss Maud Mattson, plaintiff in a $25,000 breach of promise suit brought against Dr. Olson, read aloud the love letters he alleged to have written to Mattson four years ago.

According to the testimony, Mattson had been a nurse employed by Dr. Olson. They had quarreled early in the summer of 1911 and she had gone away. In the letters Dr. Olson pleaded with her to come back. Over and over he told her of his loneliness. In one letter he told of weeping until the pillows on his bed were wet. Again, the letter told of Dr. Olson’s weeping over his lost love while driving an automobile, narrowly avoiding a collision while driving with tear-dimmed eyes.


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Over and over again the letters begged forgiveness of the woman and asked her to be reconciled. Mattson, on the witness stand, said she yielded to Dr. Olson’s entreaties and came back to oversee his hospital. “He promised to marry me,” she said. “But he kept putting off the wedding date. He said he was not ready to marry yet. Finally he told me that he had changed his mind.”

On May 13, 
Mattson was granted a verdict of $1,500 by a jury in district court before Judge Leary in her breach of promise suit against Dr. Olson.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; ”The Doctor Wept Bitterly, Letters Show in Nurse’s Breach of Promise Suit”; May 7, 1915; p. 2.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Jury Gives Verdict of $1,500 Against Dr. Olson”; May 14, 1915; p. 9.

1https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201403/your-mysterious-tears/

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 5

May 5, 2000 – Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Bill Musselman died in the morning from complications from amyloidosis, a disease affecting the liver. He was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

“A moment of silence was observed at the Rose Garden on Sunday, May 7 before the Trail Blazers’ 94-75 victory over Utah in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

“The 59-year-old Musselman, a former NBA head coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves, was in his third season with the Blazers.”

From 1971 – 1975, Musselman coached the University of Minnesota Gophers, including players Flip Saunders,
Mychal Thompson, Mark Landsberger and Mark Olberding.

http://www.nba.com/history/this_date_may.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Musselman



Bill Musselman

https://twitter.com/coachmuss
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