Minnesota History Magazine

Minnesota History magazine provides history lovers with intriguing stories about Minnesota’s past in full-color, richly illustrated print and digital formats.

  • In-depth articles
  • Lively short features
  • Stunning historic photographs and artwork

The magazine is published four times a year as a benefit of MNHS membership and is also available by subscription.

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Current Issue: Summer 2021

  • "Promptly and Gratefully Embraced": Absentee Voting and the Minnesota Soldier During the Civil War
  • Stunt Girl Journalism: Eva McDonald Valesh and the Rhetorical Enactment of the Labor Movement
  • MNHS Press Book Excerpt: The View from Split Rock: A Lighthouse Keeper’s Life

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Previous Issues

Spring 2021
  • "Curious and Romantic Sensation": Sex, Fraud, and Celebrity in the Leon A. Belmont Case of 1880
  • Policing Politics: Labor, Race, and the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, 1945-1972
  • From the Archives: Censorship and Journalists' Privilege: The Case of Near versus Minnesota—Half a Century Later

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Winter 2020-21
  • Hardware Store Sedition: The Case of Charles W. Anding
  • Flying for Dollars: The Victory Loan Flying Circus in the Twin Ports, April 20, 1919
  • MNHS Press Book Excerpt: Daybreak Woman: An Anglo-Dakota Life

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Fall 2020
  • So Near and Yet So Far: The Female Suffrage Bill of 1870
  • Julia B. Nelson: “The Rock on Which the Effort for Woman Suffrage Has Been Founded in This State”
  • Woman Suffrage and Ethnicity in Rural Minnesota: Local Agitation in Pipestone and Lyon Counties

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