Showing 'Minnesota in the 70s' was a big deal

Biking past the Governor's Mansion
Biking past the Governor's Mansion, from the new book, "Minnesota in the '70s," by Dave Kenney and Thomas Saylor.
Courtesy of the authors

When someone mentions the 1970s, what pops into your head? Disco dancing? Outrageously ugly clothes? Long lines for gas?

It doesn't seem like a decade with nearly the significance of the '60s. But a new book about the 1970s in Minnesota shows what a transformative decade it was for our state politically, socially and economically.

"Minnesota in the 70s," was written by Dave Kenney and Thomas Saylor and they joined MPR's Cathy Wurzer in the studio. Click on the audio link to hear the conversation, and click on the slideshow link to see some photos from the book.

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