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Hennepin County Courthouse, built in 1888
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County Information
Founded: March 6, 1852
Named For: Father Louis Hennepin
Area: 607 Square Miles
County Seat: Minneapolis

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Early Hennepin County

Dakota Sioux were the region's sole residents until explorers arrived from France in about 1680. The city's land was acquired by the United States in a series of treaties and purchases negotiated with the Mdewakanton band of the Dakota and separately with European nations.

Fort Snelling, built in 1819 by the United States Army at the convergence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, spurred growth in the area.

Present day Minneapolis was incorporated as a city on the Mississippi's west bank in 1867, the same year rail service began between Minneapolis and Chicago, and joined with the east bank city of St. Anthony in 1872.

Minneapolis grew up around Saint Anthony Falls, the only waterfall on the Mississippi and the end of the commercially navigable section of the river until locks were installed in the 1960s. The city's history is tied to the riverfront and the falls, where, for the half century between 1880 and 1930, Minneapolis became the most important flour producing city in the world.

The county was named in honor of the 17th-century explorer Father Louis Hennepin. The county seat is Minneapolis. It is by far the most populous county in Minnesota; more than one in five Minnesotans live in Hennepin County.
[Source: Wikipedia.org]

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NOVEMBER 2017
BIOS: John H. Gray, Henry Webster - contributed by the Alberti's
The following contributed by Robin Line:
OFFICIALS: W. W. Bradley, Henry Hanke
COURT: James Irsfield
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: J. A. McBain, Asa Paine
NEWS-CRIME: John R. Martin, Fred A. Briggs
OBITS: Willie Riley, Oscar Nodine
PEOPLE: Victor J. Welch, A. H. Vernon, Wilma Weeland
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1905 Consumption in Minneapolis, 1921-Women and Jury Service

SEPTEMBER 2017
OBITS: Orest M. Spande, Otto Friberg - Transcribed by the Alberti's.
Submitted by Robin Line:
OBITS: Phoebe Lockwood, Josephine Sorenson, Casper Schulenberg, Chester Barbau, John A. Harris, Anton Gutgesell, Captain John Vander Horck
MARRIAGES: Russel-Shelvlin
PEOPLE: John O. Davis

AUGUST 2017
NEWS-CRIME: Verne Kragness - Transcribed by the Alberti's
The following submitted by Robin Line:
OBITS: John Iverson, A. E. Iverson
MARRIAGES: Brown-Iverson
NEWS-WEATHER: 1901-Fierce Storm, Holly Bennett Dies
NEWS-CRIME: Clarence Iverson
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1869-Mines in Danger
COURT: Rouse vs. Iverson
NEWS-CRIME: Andrew Iverson Stabbed, Nelce Nelson, Emma Carlson
WILLS/PROBATE NOTICES: Peter Iverson, Delia White

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