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Gangsters in St. Paul: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful dates to search for Gangsters in St. Paul:

  • January, 1920: Prohibition goes into effect, outlawing the brewing, sale and transport of liquor
  • June 15, 1933: William Hamm Jr. kidnapped 
  • January 17, 1934: Kidnapping of Edward Bremer by the Barker-Karpis Gang
  • March 31, 1934: John Dillinger and girlfriend Billie Frechette engage in a shoot out in their Lincoln Court apartment in St Paul and escape

Useful newspapers to search:

  • St. Paul Dispatch
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.

The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   

Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
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