The Rest of the Story:
Johannes Tuininga was an early settler in Pine Creek in 1853; he was from Holland.
Henry M. Rice was a Democrat who advocated for Minnesota statehood when he served the Minnesota Territory as a representative in Washington, DC. He was a U.S. Senator from the State of Minnesota from 1858 to 1863. In 1865, he ran for governor, but lost.
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