Thursday, January 21, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 21

January 21, 1922 – Minn. Governor Preus renewed a plea for a state police force today. What he described as a terrible crime wave shows the necessity of a statewide constabulary system. The recent strike in South St. Paul was used as an illustration. The governor said strike disorders would have been eliminated altogether if state police had been on the job.

The governor made his plea for a state police system to county attorneys of the state, assembled in St. Paul for their annual convention.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Preus Renews Plea for State-Wide Police Force”; Jan. 21, 1922; p. 1.

Governor Preus


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