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Primary Sources

  • St. Anthony Council Proceedings, April 13, 1855, to April 1, 1862
  • There exists no volume for the sessions from April 1862 to Sept. 1863. Atwater notes this absence in his History of Mpls. (1893 Ed.)

  • St. Anthony Council Proceedings, Sept. 7, 1863, to April 8, 1872
  • Council Proceedings, Town of Minneapolis, May 11, 1858 to February 21, 1867 (township government)
  • Council Proceedings, Town of Minneapolis, July 29, 1858 to January 8, 1867 (town government)
  • Council Proceedings of the City of Minneapolis, Feb. 26, 1867, to Dec. 31, 1869
  • Records of the Common Council, Jan. 7, 1870, to Dec. 31, 1872
  • Council Proceedings of the City of Minneapolis, Jan. 11, 1873, to July 21, 1875
  • Council Proceedings of the City of Minneapolis, 1875-the present (printed and bound annually, 1875-1979, 1996-; on microfiche 1980-1995)
  • School Board Annual Reports, 1875-1914, 1923-1973
  • Minutes of School Board Meetings, July 1946-Dec. 2001; on-line since then. School Board headquarters has the years 1946 on; earlier years have vanished in various fires. The downtown library has Minutes for Sept. 1957 on.
  • Minneapolis Board of Education Directory, 1899/1900, 1902/1903-1972/1973
  • Proceedings of the Board of Park Commissioners, 1883-1909, 1911-1980, on-line since before 2001
  • Annual Report, published by the Park Board annually from 1883; downtown library has years 1883-1968, 1979, 1988-1991, 1996-1998, 2000-2002, 2005, 2006
  • Minutes of the Board of Estimate and Taxation; not published since 1996; downtown library has 1939-1945, 1949-1960, 1962-1965, 1967-1992, 1996.
  • Budget Facts, published by the Estimate Board; downtown library has years 1923-1962, 1964

Secondary Sources

  • History of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, Minnesota, edited by Isaac Atwater and John H. Stevens; Munsell Publishing Co., New York & Chicago, 1895
  • Compendium of History and Biography of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, Minnesota, R.I. Hocombe and William H. Bingham, editors; Henry Taylor & Co.; Chicago, 1914
  • A Half Century of Minneapolis, edited by Horace B. Hudson, The Hudson Publishing Co., Minneapolis, 1908
  • Budget Facts and Financial Statistics of the City of Minneapolisvarious years
  • has members of the Board of Estimate
  • Finance and Commercevarious dates
  • www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/city_budget/; various years
  • City Budget, hard copy
  • History of Minneapolis: Gateway to the Northwest, ed. by Rev. Marion Daniel Shutter; S.J. Clarke Pub. Co.; Chicago & Minneapolis, 1923
  • Legislative Manual, various years
  • The Record and Business Advertiser, Anthony Suchaneck, Publisher, Minneapolis, 1879

Park Board sources

Unless indicated otherwise, all dates are taken from the appropriate volume of the Proceedings of the Board of Park Commissioners.

  • Patty Baker: Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jan. 3, 1996, p. B3; Jan. 3, 1997, p. B3
  • Pres. Neiman: Minneapolis Tribune, Jan. 3, 1997, p. B3
  • Zimmerman & Mason: Annual Financial Report, for year ending Dec. 31, 1998
  • Tom Baker and Ernie Belton: Minneapolis Tribune, June 14, 2001 (from Proquest)
  • Superintendant Ruhe: Minneapolis Tribune, July 4, 1978, p. 7A
  • Superintendant Spears: Minneapolis Tribune, Oct. 3, 1978, p. B4; and March 20, 1980, p. A1
  • (Superintendant) Del Green: Minneapolis Tribune, Aug. 7, 1980, p. B1
  • Superintendant Fisher: Minneapolis Tribune, April 2, 1981, p. A1; and Jan. 5, 1999, p. B3
  • Superintendant Gurban: Minneapolis Tribune, Jan. 9, 2004, p. B1

Board of Education sources

Unless indicated otherwise, all dates are taken from the appropriate volume of the Proceedings of the Board of Education. School Board headquarters has the years 1946 on; earlier years have vanished in various fires. The downtown library has Minutes for 1858 on.

  • Salisbury: Proceedings of the City Council, pp. 654, 693
  • Cunningham: Minneapolis Tribune, Sunday, Nov. 26, 1950, p.1
  • President Leighton: Minneapolis Morning Tribune, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1919, p. 13.
  • President Bauman: Minneapolis Tribune, July 17, 1942, p. 8.
  • President Fine: Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 28, 1987, p. B1
  • President Baker: Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jan. 5, 1999, p. B3
  • Superintendant Moore: Minneapolis Daily Tribune, July 14, 1867, p. 4
  • Superintendant Hiskey: Minneapolis Daily Tribune, July 16, 1868, p. 4; and Oct. 3, 1871, p. 4
  • Superintendant Bradley: Minneapolis Daily Tribune, July 18, 1886, p. 5
  • Superintendant Jordan: Minneapolis Daily Tribune, June 16, 1892, p. 5
  • Superintendants Jackson & Webster: Minneapolis Journal, Feb. 15, 1922, p. 2
  • Superintendants Webster & Reed: Minneapolis Journal, July 9, 1929, p. 1
  • Superintendant : Minneapolis Daily Tribune, Oct. 3, 1871, p. 4
  • Superintendant : Minneapolis Tribune, July 4, 1978, p. 7A
  • Superintendant : Minneapolis Tribune, Oct. 3, 1978, p. B4; and March 20, 1980, p. A1
  • (Superintendant) : Minneapolis Tribune, Aug. 7, 1980, p. B1
  • Superintendant : Minneapolis Tribune, April 2, 1981, p. A1; and Jan. 5, 1999, p. B3
  • Superintendants Peebles & Green: Minneapolis StarTribune, Jan. 26, 2006, pp. A1, A10
  • Superintendants Green & Johnson: Minneapolis StarTribune, Jan. 20, 2010, p. B1

Library Board sources

Unless indicated otherwise, all dates are taken from the minutes of the meetings of the Library Board of Trustees. The downtown library has all volumes, from 1885 to 2007. Also available are files on most of the Trustees.

  • Carleton: Minneapolis Morning Tribune, Feb. 2, 1916, p. 15
  • Director Kimbrough: Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 7, 1989
  • Director Goldberg: Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 19, 1990; and Dec. 6, 1994
  • Director Lawson: Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oct. 29, 1996; and Dec. 14, 2001
  • Feye-Stukas: Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jan. 25, 2002
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune

Board of Estimate sources

Unless indicated otherwise, all dates are taken from the appropriate volume of the Board of Estimate and Taxation. Extant for years 1939-1945, 1949-1960, 1962-1965, 1966-1992, 1996 (not published since 1996).

  • Board in 1919: Proceedings of the City Council of Minneapolis, May 29, 1919
  • Minneapolis Morning Tribune, June 18, 1919, p. 11.
  • Andrews: Proceedings of the City Council of Minneapolis, Jan. 31, 1930
  • Board in 1984: Finance and Commerce, Jan. 12, 1985
  • Board in 1985: Finance and Commerce, Jan. 26, 1985
  • Board in 1986: Finance and Commerce, Feb. 8, 1986
  • Board in 1987: Finance and Commerce, Feb. 14, 1987
  • Board in 1988: Finance and Commerce, Jan. 30, 1988
  • Board in 1989: Finance and Commerce, Jan. 13, 1990
  • Board in 1990: Finance and Commerce, Jan. 27, 1990
  • Board in 1991: Finance and Commerce, Feb. 16, 1991
  • Board in 1992: Board minutes, meeting of Jan. 8, 1992
  • Board in 1993: Priorities 1994 (dated Aug. 12, 1993) & the 1994 City Budget
  • Board in 1994: City Budget, online
  • Board in 1995: Approved Capital Improvement Budget, City of Minneapolis, adopted by the City Council Dec. 14, 1995
  • Board in 1996: Board minutes, meeting of Jan. 10, 1996
  • Board in 1997: City Budget, hard copy, 1998 ed.
  • Board in 1998: City Budget, hard copy, 1999 ed.
  • Board in 1999: City Budget, hard copy, 2000 ed.
  • Board in 2000: City Budget, hard copy, 2001 ed.
  • Board in 2001: City Budget, hard copy, 2002 ed.
  • Board in 2002: City Budget, hard copy, 2003 ed.
  • Board in 2003: City Budget, hard copy, 2004 ed.
  • Board in 2004: City Budget, online, 2005 ed.
  • Board in 2005: City Budget, online, 2006 ed.
  • Board in 2006: City Budget, online, 2007 ed.
  • Board in 2007: City Budget, online, 2008 ed.

Aldermen

St. Anthony

Dates for members of the City Council come from the Proceedings of the City Council of St. Anthony.p

Minneapolis

Dates for members of the City Council come from the Proceedings of the City Council of Minneapolis.p

Judges

  • Reynolds: City Council Proceedings, June 11, 1879, meeting
  • Bailey: Minneapolis Tribune, April 5, 1880, p. 4; Dec. 6, 1879, p.4
  • Emery & Elliott: Minneapolis Daily Tribune, Jan. 6, 1891, p. 8
  • Elliott & Holt: Minneapolis Daily Tribune, Jan. 4, 1895, p. 5
  • Holt & Waite, Dickinson & Smith: Minneapolis Journal, Nov. 16, 1904, p. 7
  • Waite & Montgomery: Minneapolis Daily Tribune, April 15, 1911, p. 17
  • Leary & Bardwell: Minneapolis Journal, Nov. 25, 1912, p. 6
  • Montgomery, Bardwell, Reed, Baldwin: Shutter, p. 474
  • Reed: Minneapolis Journal, June 12, 1921, p. 1 (City Life Section)
  • Nordbye & Levi Hall: Minneapolis Journal, June 10, 1923, p. 4 (General News Section)
  • Carroll: Minneapolis Journal, June 14, 1927, p. 1
  • Smith & Wright: Minneapolis City Directory, 1927 and 1928
  • Rogers & LaBelle: Minneapolis Tribune, Jan. 3, 1943, p. 1

Stories

  • Seccombe: Proceedings of the City Council of St. Anthony
  • Ortman: Minneapolis Tribune, Dec. 3, 5, 1877; Feb. 13, 1878
  • Woodward: Minneapolis Journal, Oct. 31, 1896
  • Haugan: Minneapolis Journal, Jan. 25, March 16, April 19, 22, 1897; Nov. 29, 1902
  • 1897: Minneapolis Journal, Jan. 1-23, 25, 28, Feb. 6, 26, March 8, 9, 11, 16-18, April 28, May 5, 12-17, 20, June 16, 18, 19, 1897; Feb. 3, 7, 8, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, 1900
  • Doc Ames: Minneapolis Journal, June 23, July 3, 4, 9, Aug. 9, Sept. 11, Dec. 4, 9, 1902; Feb. 5, 7, 16, March 11, 17, April 2, 27, May 8, 12, 16, 1903; Nov. 17, 1911
  • Road Oil: Minneapolis Journal, Nov. 28-30, Dec. 18, 19, 1928; Jan. 11, 16-18, 30, 31, March 13, 16, April 3, 4, 10, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, 30, May 1, 4, Sept. 26, 27, Oct. 3, 1929; May 29, Sept. 3, Oct. 3, 8, Nov. 14, 15, 1930; May 9, June 13, 1931
  • Sheffield shooting: Minneapolis Journal, May 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 27, June 27, 28, July 8, 9, 14, 15, 31, Aug. 5, 7, 8, 11, 1930; May 12, 1931
  • 1961 Liquor Scandal: Minneapolis Tribune, June 21, Nov. 12, 1961
  • Bennett: Minneapolis Tribune, June 12, 1963, p. 24; Dec. 24, 1963, p. 13; Dec. 4, 1993, p. B6
  • Arne Carlson: Minneapolis Tribune, July 16, 1965, p. 1; June 14, 1967, p. 8
  • Corrao: Minneapolis Tribune, Feb. 19, 1979, p. 1B, 4B
  • Coyle: Minneapolis Tribune, Aug. 24, 1991, pp. 1, 10, 11

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