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Greg Barron Listens to audio

Greg Barron is a Peabody award winning reporter who worked in the MPR newsroom in the early 1970s.

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Bao Vang left Thailand for the U.S. at 10. Courtesy of Bao Vang

2015 year marks the 40th anniversary of the Hmong arrival in Minnesota. Take a tour through the MPR archives to look back at the story of Hmong resettlement in the state.

This Week in History

Life on the Reservation during Wounded Knee

1973
Sep 2, 1973

From Rapid City, South Dakota comes a discussion on life on the reservation during Wounded Knee. Tpoic include: the American Indian Movement (AIM), the Pine Ridge jail, and the beginning of the occupation of Wounded Knee.

Dr. Donald Baumgartner testifies in Reserve Mining trial

1973
Sep 2, 1973

Dr. Donald Baumgartner, an engineer for the Environmental Protection Agency, testfied for the state using a taconite settling study that shows particles can carry great distances in Lake Superior. Reserve Mining claims taconite is carried to a 600 foot "Great Trench."

Hospital where Clyde Bellecourt is a patient plans to move him out

1973
Sep 2, 1973

Clyde Bellecourt at the hospital update; the hospital votes to oust him, plans to move him and hospital security. South Dakota senator visits Bellecourt in hospital. Reporter track only.