Minnesotan of the Year

Established May 11, 1897 - Incorporated 1924

1995 Minnesotan of the Year

The Minnesota

​Territorial Pioneers

Previous Award Recipients

Steve Thayer

Steve Thayer was born and raised in St. Paul. After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena CA, he pursued a career as an actor and writer in California before returning to Minnesota and settling in Edina.  He is a best-selling author of such books as Saint Mudd: A Novel of Gangsters and Saints.