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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.

This Week in History

Wording of St. Paul gay rights ordinance disputed

1991
Aug 26, 1991

A proposed ballot question for an election in St. Paul reads:  Shall sections of the human rights law be repealed to permit discrimination in education, employment, housing and use of public places due to sexual and affectional orientation?

Garrison Keillor quiz about Minnesota

1996
Aug 23, 1996

Garrison Keillor is out at the MPR booth and the State Fair. Fairgoers participate in his annual quiz show about Minnesota.  Gary Eichten briefly finishes the show.

Rich tribe and members still fighting over enrollment

1997
Aug 25, 1997

A legal battle over who is and who is not a member in the Shakopee Mdwakanton Dakota tribe is still unresolved, four years after it began. The stakes in the fight have risen.