Category Archives: Clasen Family

Kelsey and Helena

It was 5 o’clock in the evening on December 4, 2002 when standard hospital operating procedure put me in a wheelchair and moved me from the clinic and into the ICU. Earlier that afternoon, I had described my symptoms to … Continue reading

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War at the Front Door

This past weekend, I attended the Minnesota Civil War Symposium at the Historic Fort Snelling in St. Paul. For many Minnesotans, especially Southwestern Minnesotans like me, thoughts of the Civil War are directly linked to the Dakota War of 1862. … Continue reading

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High Jinks and History

What do you think about when you see the stoic faces of the people in early photographs? For me, with many of my ancestors becoming immigrant farmers in Minnesota, I think of hardship, tenacity, and determination. For the personalities of … Continue reading

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