Yesterday, I linked to Volume I of "The History of Stearns County, Minnesota" by William Bell Mitchell (1915), and here's the link to Volume II.
It's particularly fun to use the search box (upper right), but be aware that Mitchell evidently didn't have many "subscribers" west of Waite Park (those who paid to be included). Still, he couldn't just omit pioneer names or towns. Here's one to try: type Beaupre into the search box...give it a bit to find all the mentions, and you'll see this at the bottom of the page:
BTW, I love the name of one of his daughters: Eulalie Beaupre. Say it out loud--isn't that musical?