Chat Transcript: Author and history professor Steve Keillor

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This is a chat transcript.

Steve Keillor joined us for an online Q&A to answer your questions about Minnesota’s history! His book, Shaping Minnesota’s Identity: 150 Years of State History is clearly a Minnesota Sesquicentennial read. What better way to dig into the state’s history than to directly ask a history professor and author?

This is a chat transcript.

Julia Schrenkler
Interactive Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
American Public Media
Objects in Mirror


More from MPR with Steve Keillor: A history of presidential hopefuls in Minnesota (History professors Hy Berman and Steve Keillor join Midday to examine the list of Minnesotans who made a run for the presidency. Part of MPR’s Minnesota Sesquicentennial series.)

From his bio courtesy Pogo Press:
A lifelong resident of the state, Steven J. Keillor earned his PhD in History at the University of Minnesota. He has written biographies of two Minnesota governors-one of a Republican (Knute Nelson) and one of a Farmer-Laborite and DFLer (Hjalmar Petersen). The Minnesota Historical Society published his history of the state’s rural cooperatives, as well as a memoir of a First-Minnesota soldier in the Civil War that he edited. He has also written about the Grand Excursion of 1854 and the history of the city of Rochester. He teaches Minnesota history at Bethel University in St. Paul. Keillor has three children and two grandchildren, and he resides with his wife Margaret in Askov, Minnesota. Visit Steven Keillor’s Web site at

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