Tuesday, September 11, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 11

September 11, 2000 – A documentary, “City Confidential - Ruthton: Tragedy in the Heartland,” was first shown on this date on USA cable TV. The story reenacted the 1983 shooting of “two bankers, Toby Thulin and Rudy Bluthe, [who] were murdered on a secluded Minnesota farm. Their deaths, and the lives of their troubled killers, Jim and Steve Jenkins, shocked the small town of Ruthton [Minn.] and became a disputed national symbol for the farm crisis of the early 1980's.”1



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