9 Horrifying Minnesota Stories You Didn’t Learn About In History Class

In general, Minnesota is a quiet place. With a few notable exceptions, news stories from Minnesota don’t generally make it into national or international headlines. The same is true for history books — they leave much of the state’s history out. But that doesn’t mean Minnesota doesn’t have its dark side. In fact, there are more than a few awful stories that you may not know about. From events that had a statewide impact to those whose influence stayed local, here are 9 horrifying stories you didn’t learn about in history class:

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Did you know about any of these horrifying stories? Do you know of any other surprising historical events in Minnesota history? Share them in the comments below.