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The Oz, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1979
Downtown St. Paul’s Oz nightclub opened on Valentine’s Day 1979, making it something of a latecomer to the disco craze. It was located in the basement of the old Lowry Hotel building at Fourth and Wabasha. Little known fact: this is where producer Steven Greenberg and sound engineer David Rivkin tested the mix for the smash single, “Funkytown,” by Lipps Inc.
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The Oz, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1979

Downtown St. Paul’s Oz nightclub opened on Valentine’s Day 1979, making it something of a latecomer to the disco craze. It was located in the basement of the old Lowry Hotel building at Fourth and Wabasha. Little known fact: this is where producer Steven Greenberg and sound engineer David Rivkin tested the mix for the smash single, “Funkytown,” by Lipps Inc.

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Photo via Minnesota Historical Society

Police Search for Additional Explosives after the Dayton’s Bombing, 1970
A bomb exploded in the women’s restroom of Dayton’s department store in downtown St. Paul on August 22, 1970. The blast seriously injured one woman. A second, more powerful bomb, was found nearby and defused. The Dayton’s bombing was the most spectacular of a series of bombings and attempted bombings in the Twin Cities that summer—a time of increasingly violent social unrest. Sixteen-year-old Gary Hogan, an admirer of the militant Black Panther movement, was eventually arrested and convicted of planting the bomb. He served three years of a 20-year prison sentence.
Photo via Minnesota Historical Society High-res

Police Search for Additional Explosives after the Dayton’s Bombing, 1970

A bomb exploded in the women’s restroom of Dayton’s department store in downtown St. Paul on August 22, 1970. The blast seriously injured one woman. A second, more powerful bomb, was found nearby and defused. The Dayton’s bombing was the most spectacular of a series of bombings and attempted bombings in the Twin Cities that summer—a time of increasingly violent social unrest. Sixteen-year-old Gary Hogan, an admirer of the militant Black Panther movement, was eventually arrested and convicted of planting the bomb. He served three years of a 20-year prison sentence.

Photo via Minnesota Historical Society

Zeppelin Over the Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul, 1976 (by Alan Ominsky)
How did the people of Minnesota celebrate the nation’s bicentennial? By floating a 20-foot replica of the German airship Graf Zeppelin over the State Capitol Mall, of course! This momentous event took place on July 2, 1976, two days before the actual bicentennial.
Photo via Minnesota Historical Society High-res

Zeppelin Over the Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul, 1976 (by Alan Ominsky)

How did the people of Minnesota celebrate the nation’s bicentennial? By floating a 20-foot replica of the German airship Graf Zeppelin over the State Capitol Mall, of course! This momentous event took place on July 2, 1976, two days before the actual bicentennial.

Photo via Minnesota Historical Society