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Since its construction in 1885 by Civil War veterans, the Grand Army of the Republic Hall in Litchfield (the first built in Minnesota), remains a perfectly preserved piece of history, the same as it was when being used by veterans who built it as a place to gather, connect and socialize.
Eighteen miles northwest of Bemidji, in the backwoods of Buzzle Township, is Pinewood — once an operative logging camp filled with lumberjacks and early settlers. Throughout its history, this once lively community has become a place of unsolved mysteries, two bank robberies, a bizarre train derailment and multiple wildfires.
The only known flyer from the doomed show in Minnesota became the most expensive concert poster sold at auction. Buddy Holly and several other musicians died on their way to the show in 1959.
AirCorps Aviation will celebrate and honor area veterans at its semi-annual open house event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at AirCorps, 1180 Adams Ave.
Fourteen people, including prominent CEOs and politicians, died on Oct. 30, 1941, when a Northwest Airlines plane crashed just outside Moorhead, Minnesota.
Peter Schjeldahl was born in North Dakota and grew up in Minnesota. He found his voice in poetry and turned it to the visual arts, becoming a noted art critic. He also returned home and supported the installation of a controversial statue.

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It’s been over three decades since the Minnesota Twins have been crowned world champions, but reliving Kirby Puckett’s Game 6 walk-off will make it feel like yesterday.
Devlyn Brooks writes, "Twenty years later, the memory of the tragic Wellstone crash has faded among Minnesotans. ... because travel was difficult thanks to the early ice storm, and Eveleth isn’t near a large media center, I ended up being one of only two reporters — the other being the local Ely radio guy — on scene for the first couple of hours of investigation into the crash."
Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning concludes its fall season with author David Jones presenting "The Lincoln Assassination: A Fragile Time" on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Good Shepherd Church, 126 State Hwy 92 in Clearbrook.

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