Wednesday, April 12, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 12

April 12, 1912 – This evening, burglars set grass fires to the windward of New Duluth, a suburb of Duluth. When the flames swept toward the town, the police and citizens started out to fight them. Then the robbers broke into Frank Brand’s general store and stole $800 worth of clothing and jewelry. The fire was put out and the police are seeking the robbers.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Burglars Set Fire Then Rob. Fire Prairie at New Duluth and Then Loot Store.”; April 13, 1912; p. 1.


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