The Minnesota

​Territorial Pioneers

Established May 11, 1897 - Incorporated 1924

1994 Minnesotan of the Year

Robert Bly


Robert Bly was born and grew up in Western Minnesota.  He attended St. Olaf and Harvard, and received a Fulbright Fellowship that allowed him to go to Norway and translate Norwegian poetry into English. He is a prolific poet and writer who has won a National Book Award for The Light Around the Body

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Minnesotan of the Year