In 1847, John Banfill became the first settler in the area, which was known at the time as Manomin. Manomin is a variant spelling of manoomin, the Ojibwe word for wild rice, a staple of their diet.
In 1855, Abram M. Fridley, for whom the city is named, was elected as the first territorial representative for the area.
In 1949, the village of Fridley was incorporated. The Fridley Free Press was also established. A lawsuit that challenged the incorporation of the village caused the funds to be frozen. Minnesota state law allowed cities to operate municipal liquor stores. The Fridley Liquor store proceeds were the primary funding for the daily city operations until the lawsuit was resolved in 1950.
Sven & Ole's Miracle Fishin' Loors
This company makes fishing lures that are the perfect gift for that fisherman that has everything.
This Holey Cow lure is a good example, and it is perfect for catching those big Moo' skees.
This company is still in business and still selling loors.