Monday, June 29, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 29

June 29, 1918 – Ole Sohlberg, farmer, living near Mission Creek, Pine County, was the first man in the state to be convicted under the State Public Safety commissioner’s order making idleness a crime during the war, according to advices received at the commission offices.

Sohlberg was fined $100 and released after promising to go to work at once on his 120-acre farm, which had not been cultivated for two years.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “First Conviction Under Idleness Crime Order”; June 29, 1918; p. 1.

Pine County, Minn.


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