Wednesday, February 15, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 15

February 15, 1908 - Burglars blew the safe in the Buffalo Lake, Minn., post office today. The heaviest financial loss was the destruction of about $200 in stamps. The loss in cash was small.

The post office was a small, one-story building, and a piece of the safe was blown through the ceiling of the room and out through the roof, being found several rods away.

No one was aroused by the explosion and there is no clue to the identity of the robbers, or to the manner of flight. It is suspected they went out on a freight train. They secured admission to the post office by breaking in the panels of the door and manipulating the lock.

Duluth Evening Herald; “Postoffice (sic) Safe Blown. Burglars in Renville County Town Use Plenty of Explosive.”; Feb. 16, 1908; p. 1.


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