Born in 1925 and raised in Bemidji, Minnesota, Dwaine Hoberg served in the U.S. Navy before attending the University of Minnesota and becoming a teacher. Hoberg served as football coach at both Moorhead [Minnesota] High School and Moorhead State University. In 1966, he was chosen as U.P.I.’s college coach of the year.
Hoberg began his political career in 1963, with election to the Moorhead City Council. He served on the council two terms as alderman for the 4th district, and was elected mayor of the city in 1971. After three terms as mayor, Hoberg was defeated in re-election, but subsequently won a seat in the state legislature, where he served until his retirement in 1984. Mr. Hoberg died in 1984.
The collection is arranged chronologically by subject and consists primarily of political materials. Hoberg’s campaign materials for his races as mayor and legislator, and an unsuccessful bid for lieutenant-governor of the state, are included. Also in the collection are photographs and clippings concerning his term in office, some correspondence, proposed legislation materials and miscellaneous memorabilia. Personal materials include a copy of Hoberg’s Navy service record, and tributes and memorial to him at his death. All materials are in excellent condition.