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N.W. Minnesota museums highlight innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs

Published 12/17/2013, Grand Forks Herald

Consumers all over the world owe a debt of gratitude to Fred McKinley Jones. In 1931, the Hallock, Minn., resident and founder of Thermo King Industries invented a portable refrigeration unit that paved the way for the frozen food trucking industry. Jones is just one of 17 “Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs” featured in a traveling exhibit produced by the Minnesota Historic Northwest, a partnership of museums in a 12-county region. The exhibit is in Lake Bronson, Minn., this month.

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