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Caves near Lake Pepin were once mined for key ingredient for gun powder.
The University of Minnesota researcher was the first to rediscover caves French explorers abandoned in the 1700s. He began exploring and categorizing the caves near Lake Pepin in 2004 and is defending his doctoral thesis on the research this semester.
The French explorers, including Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, mined the caves for saltpeter, the main ingredient in gunpowder until World War I.
Historians have unearthed the remains of caves containing saltpeter in the southern parts of the U.S., but they never made it this far north. And the explorers never mapped the saltpeter caves in Minnesota.
So Brick had to sift through Le Sueur’s notes and journals describing the area to find and map the caves himself.
via MN Daily.
Man said he had two beers before driving his family out on the unsafe ice.
A Minnetrista man was drunk when his SUV broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka last month, leading to the death of his 8-month-old daughter, who was submerged in her car seat, according to a criminal vehicular homicide charge filed Thursday.
The single felony count against Jonathan L. Markle, 41, stemmed from the Jan. 18 accident, in which Markle drove onto the frozen channel with his family about 5 p.m. Markle, his wife, Amanda, 31, and a second daughter, 2-year-old Isabelle, escaped from the submerged car and were treated for hypothermia. The baby, Tabitha, spent more than 15 minutes underwater before being rescued. She died three days later.
via Star Tribune.
MPR News reporter Tom Scheck has this update on the Michael Brodkorb car crash.
The Minnesota State Patrol released a statement today saying tests show former Minnesota Senate staffer and Republican Party official Michael Brodkorb was over the legal blood alcohol limit when he crashed his SUV last month.
via Capitol View.