In 1972, a group of local Minneapolis businessmen and a labor leader organized the first Minnesota 100 Club, based out of Northeast Minneapolis. This group of people took the lead from other 100 Clubs that had been formed around the country. The sole purpose at the time was to provide instant relief and aid to family members of First Responders who were killed in the line of duty.
After the state and federal government began the death benefit program, the Minnesota 100 Club decided to continue the 100 Club, to show support to their local First Responders. The Club is nearly 50 years old, and the group of supporters has spread throughout the State of Minnesota and is still going strong today.