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Dark Minnesota history episode part of state exhibit

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ST. PAUL -- Museums often tell war stories, but an exhibit the Minnesota History Center just opened is more emotional than others.

"This is our war," History Center Director Dan Spock said while touring the exhibit on the St. Paul museum's third floor.


The exhibit about the six-week U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 illustrates a particularly dark episode of Minnesota history, one that many Minnesotans still feel about strongly.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.