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Jim Maurice
Jim Maurice
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Start Tracing Your Family History This Weekend

Start digging into your family history. A conference tomorrow (Saturday) called "Just the Facts: Second Annual Family History Conference" will be at the Stearns History Museum.

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St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University
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Beaver Islands Got Their Name – on ‘This Date in Central Minnesota History’

Pike continued north on his journey on October 1st, and on this day, October 10th, in 1805 he reached a grouping of islands just south of where downtown St. Cloud is today. In Pike’s journal he kept of his journey, he gives the reason for naming them the ‘Beaver Islands’.

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Stearns History Museum
Stearns History Museum
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5-year-Old Missing for a Week – on ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

Tommy was from Montana. He and his family were visiting O’Rourke relatives in Foley, Minnesota in the fall of 1890. On Saturday, September 27th, the men of his family were harvesting some fields near the O’Rourke home.

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Stearns History Museum archives
Stearns History Museum archives
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Minnesota Amateur Baseball Museum Opened – on ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

On this date in 1992, the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame Museum opened, allowing its guests to experience the sport that has been a large part of our culture from the beginning.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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How Much are your Antiques Worth? Find Out Tonight in Melrose

The very popular Antique Treasure Roadshow is back. The Stearns History Museum and Melrose Area Historical Society will host the event tonight (Monday) beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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National Magazine Sponsoring Free Admission to Stearns History Museum Tomorrow

Subscribers to Smithsonian magazine can go to the Stearns History Museum for free tomorrow.

It's "Museum Day" at museums all over the country, sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine, and the Stearns History Museum is participating.

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Everett School (Stearns History Museum)
Everett School (Stearns History Museum)
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St. Cloud’s First Public School Opened – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

The first public school was opened in this building on Monday, September 20, 1858, with M.P. Noel as teacher. Thirty-three students enrolled and the school was supported entirely by taxes levied on residents of St. Cloud.

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SCSU's Old Main building in 1908 (Stearns History Museum)
SCSU's Old Main building in 1908 (Stearns History Museum)
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St. Cloud Normal School Opens on This Date in Central Minnesota History

The Third State Normal School -- the St. Cloud Normal School (preceded by schools in Winona and Mankato) opened on this day, September 13th, 1869.

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Stearns History Museum archives
Stearns History Museum archives
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Reker Sisters Went Missing – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

Susanne and Mary Reker went missing; they were found 26 days later murdered in Quarry Park. Today, police still don’t know who murdered these two girls. They believe the killer or killers may be from the local area.

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St. Cloud Area Had A Good Summer For Tourism [AUDIO]

With this being the Labor Day Holiday weekend, the summer tourism season is coming to an end. Julie Lunning is the Executive Director of the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says overall it was a good summer for tourism in the area.

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