Mary Krugerud is an independent historian and researcher.  Her interest in historical tuberculosis comes from previous employment in the state-run nursing home, Oak Terrace, in Minnetonka.  Its campus had previously housed the Glen Lake Tuberculosis Sanatorium, from 1916 to the last patient in 1976.  


Her publications on the topic of tuberculosis include two articles in Hennepin History Magazine.  Mary is the also author of Interrupted Lives: The History of Tuberculosis in Minnesota and Glen Lake Sanatorium (2017, North Star Press, St. Cloud MN) and The Girl  in Building C: The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient  (2018, Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul).​


Upcoming events in 2019:

August 14:  11 a.m. in the Chippewa Building at Heritage Hill's 39th annual threshing show, east of Montevideo MN

August 20:  Fergus Falls Library at 6:30 p.m. The talk will be about the Girl in Building C and also about the Otter Tail TB sanatorium that operated near Battle Lake.

Sept. 24:  Detroit Lakes Public Library at 1000 Washington Avenue at 2 p.m.  Author talk includes information about nearby county sanatoriums

​Oct  16:   Location to be determined in Fosston/Bagley area. Talk will be at 9:30 a.m.


Mary may be contacted via this website:  

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This website was created by Mary Krugerud as part of a project funded by a Legacy Research Fellowship awarded to her in 2015 by the Minnesota Historical Society.