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Minnesota Mayhem

Breakfast Club Wednesday, May 8, at 9 a.m. presents a special speaker. Stearns History Museum and Research Center is excited to have Ben Welter, news copy chief at the Minneapolis StarTribune, discuss his book “Minnesota Mayhem: A History of Calamitous Events, Horrific Accidents, Dastardly Crimes, and Dreadful Behavior in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.” He will tell tales that range from the catastrophic to the merely curious. Ben will explore the best of the state’s worst moments. Minnesota Mayhem, based on Ben’s blog, is a great collection of Minnesota moments. His stories will surely spur memories, stories, and conversations from the audience, too.

Cost for members is free; for non-members is $5. Copies of Ben’s book will be on sale in the Museum Shop before and after the event.

“One place understood, helps us understand all places better.”
    Eudora Welty

The American Association of Museums accredits the Stearns History Museum and Research Center. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud.