St. Vincent News


07/05/2018 06:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
History of the Kittson County Bench & Bar 

"The term was finished in two and a half days, and the balance of last day, awaiting the arrival of the train south, was spent fishing by the court and attorneys, after each catching his own frogs for bait. To the younger members of the bar it was rather an amusing circumstance to see Judge Stearns, then well up in years and of a very dignified and patriarchal appearance, lay aside his judicial dignity and pursue the diminutive amphibians with an agility which surprised them all."


05/26/2018 10:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Memorial Day: Edkins Brothers 

O n May 18, 1917, the Selective Service Act was passed authorizing the President to increase temporarily the military establishment of the United States. In 1917, all three Edkins brothers enlisted, trained, and went into the war.


05/23/2018 07:38 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Guest Essay: The Story of West Lynn 

The Story of West Lynne and the First Customs House in Western Canada by James McClelland To say that the oldest federal building in southern Manitoba had a diverse and chequered past would be an understatement. According to the old Winnipeg Telegram, this building was originally built in the 1850s.


04/27/2018 07:30 AM  ~~~Source~~~
The Litchfield Brothers - '...Minnesota beckoned them in 1862' 

H ow did the St. Vincent Extension get made? Well, it so happens that St. Vincent had its own version of "Hell on Wheels"... In the course of his various "business enterprises", E.B. Litchfield is said to have bought many an elected official. Except for one: Populist Congressman Ignatius Donnelly of Minnesota.