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Minnestoa History Center Director Dan Spock reads about the first five people killed in U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 on a panel that is part of a year-long exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.

Dark Minnesota history episode part of state exhibit

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ST. PAUL -- Museums often tell war stories, but an exhibit the Minnesota History Center just opened is more emotional than others.

"This is our war," History Center Director Dan Spock said while touring the exhibit on the St. Paul museum's third floor.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.