F.E. DuToit

F.E. DuToit, who purchased the Herald in 1866, served as sheriff, mayor, state rep, senator, and just about every other elected position in town.

The two horses quickly pulled the sleigh down the road to Minneapolis in the early morning hours, while the frozen cargo, wrapped in a blanket, bounced and thumped against the wood walls.

The two drivers of the team engaged in heated debate and fought over the reins. One wanted to halt the horses, while the other demanded that they push onward, the Minneapolis Tribune later reported.

Sources: Weekly Valley Herald, Minneapolis Journal; Minneapolis Tribune; St. Paul Daily Dispatch; St. Paul Pioneer Press; District Court Minutes.