To close out the millennium, Minnesota Public Radio's All Things Considered presents a look back at Minnesota life in 1900 via a 12-part series, entitled “A Minnesota Century.” This segment, a look back at what was the news at the turn of the last century.
Before radio, TV and the Internet, people got their news from the daily papers. Breaking stories clattered across the wires to newspaper offices around the country. In Minneapolis and St. Paul, two pennies bought you one of four daily papers. What stories made the Twin Cities papers 100 years ago this month? Grab your slippers, find a comfortable chair and your favorite coffee mug for our final edition of the Minnesota Century series.
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This is the twelfth of twelve reports.
Click links below for other reports in series:
part 1: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/01/25/a-minnesota-century-sugar-point
part 2: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/02/23/a-minnesota-century-predictions
part 3: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/03/29/a-minnesota-century-lincoln-fey
part 4: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/04/26/a-minnesota-century-the-road-to-bagley
part 5: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/05/31/a-minnesota-century-mining-the-north
part 6: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/06/21/a-minnesota-century-eva-mcdonald
part 7: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/07/26/a-minnesota-century-the-mayo-brothers
part 8: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/08/30/a-minnesota-century-rhoda-emery
part 9: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/09/27/a-minnesota-century-maud-hart-lovelace
part 10: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/10/28/a-minnesota-century-the-story-of-cole-younger
part 11: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/11/29/a-minnesota-century-fredrick-lamar-mcghee-an-early-leader
2000 The Gracie Allen Award, Radio - Outstanding News Story/Series category