Before we can discuss the Minnesota Prairie on it’s own, we must understand that the state of Minnesota has had a particular draw since the mid 1800s and continues to the present day. Minnesota is located in the Northern Midwest region of the U.S. and has four very distinct seasons which are beneficial for variety of agriculture and food products, including wheat, soybeans, corn, sugar beets, oats, wild rice, dairy, beef, and poultry. Because of that, much of the industry in Steven’s County revolves around agriculture and the economy depends on the growth and success of these corporations.
The agricultural opportunities and quality land available in Stevens County drew many Apostolic believers at the turn of the century. While there is ample documentation on the founders of the Apostolic community here in the United States and in Stevens County, the more recent influx of Mexican migration in Stevens County is less documented. However, the known migration of Mexican migrant workers in Minnesota reveals a rich history of strength and perseverance. This section on Minnesota Migration takes an in-depth look at the history and factors associated with the migration of Apostolics and Mexican to Minnesota and more specifically to Stevens County.