John Legg, a master’s student in the Department of History, received the William E. Lass Award for his paper, “From Mankato to New Ulm: The Issues of Public Memory and the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862,” which he presented at the Northern Great Plains History Conference, which was held September 20–22 in Mankato, Minnesota. The award recognizes the best paper in Minnesota history at the conference.