The Minnesota

​Territorial Pioneers

Established May 11, 1897 - Incorporated 1924

Anita Buck


In her books Behind Barb Wire: German Prison Camps in Minnesota and Steamboats on the St. Croix, Ms Buck documents little known but important and interesting facets of Minnesota's history. Her detailed research allows her to paint a complete picture of her subject matter.

Previous Award Recipients

Minnesotan of the Year

2003 Minnesotan of the Year