Thursday, June 16, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 16

June 16, 1917 – “Two young men employed by the Johnson-Wentworth company [in Cloquet, Minn.] were arrested on a charge of circulating a petition of a treasonable nature, protesting against the passage of a law for military service. Upon being closely questioned it was apparent they were ignorant of the seriousness of such actions and that they had no intention of any wrong-doing. Sheriff McKinnon took them to the county jail and after conferring with the United States authorities at Duluth, he gave the young men some timely and valuable advice and released them.”

The Pine Knot; “Few Slackers Found in Carlton County”; June 22, 1917; p.1.


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