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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.”


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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