On This Date In Twin Cities History - April 28, 1849

On this date in 1849, the first volume of the Minnesota Pioneer, a predecessor of the Pioneer Press, was printed in St. Paul.  The newspaper, at that time, a weekly publication was started by James M. Goodhue, a lawyer from Lancaster, Wisconsin.  Not only was the Minnesota Pioneer the first newspaper printed in Minnesota, it was the first piece of any printing done in the territory.