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‘Mysteries’ uncovers Minnesota’s strange past

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For close to a decade, Minneapolis Star Tribune news copy chief Ben Welter has been digging up unusual stories from the newspaper’s 140-year-old archive and bringing them to his blog, “Yesterday’s News.”

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Welter has posted more than 500 stories and 1,000 images to the blog so far, with more added weekly.

In his new book, “Minnesota Mysteries” (The History Press, $19.99), Welter collects 31 of the strangest and most amusing tales he has uncovered.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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