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Featured Primary Source Sets

Curated collections of primary and secondary sources focused on a single topic to inform and engage teachers and students.

Path and ship leading to Duluth's aerial lift bridge while front of green sky

Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge

Learn about Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge and its economic impact.

Large, brick building with banner labeled "Red Wing Milling Co." Underneath states "Red Wing Special Flour"

Flour Milling in Minnesota

Learn about the development and significance of milling in Minnesota

Hilma Berglund writing in her diary

Hilma Berglund and the Weavers Guild of Minnesota

Meet Hilma Berglund, the first president of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.

Suffragist wagon

Women's Suffrage in Minnesota

Explore resources related to the women's suffrage movement in Minnesota.

The number 17.

MDL Launches New Project Year

MDL is accepting applications for new projects! View our Call for Proposals for details.

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New MDL Online Exhibits

These exhibits explore wide-ranging topics in Minnesota history and draw on a variety of digitized materials from our contributors across the state.