Minnesota Mayhem: A History Of Calamitous Events, Horrific Accidents, Dastardly Crime & Dreadful Behavior In The Land Of Ten Thousand Lakes (True Crime)
Minnesota Mayhem: A History of Calamitous Events, Horrific Accidents, Dastardly Crime & Dreadful Behavior in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes (True Crime)
Turn back the yellowing pages of Minnesota's past and explore the best of the state's worst moments, as chronicled in the Minneapolis Tribune and its successor newspapers. These stories and photos, culled from the Star Tribune's microfilm archive by author Ben Welter, range from the catastrophic to the merely curious. From a fire that destroyed the State Capitol in 1881, to a wordless fistfight that broke out on a Minneapolis street in 1898, a flu outbreak that killed more than 10,000 Minnesotans in 1918 and the arrest of Frank Lloyd Wright at a Lake Minnetonka cottage in 1926.
About the Author
Ben Welter, news copy chief at the Star Tribune newspaper, is a Minneapolis native and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. At work, he edits stories and writes headlines and photo captions. In his free time, he fishes for bluegills, rides a mountain bike and plays hockey and Scrabble. His history blog, "Yesterday's News," features stories and photos culled from the Minneapolis newspaper's 145-year-old microfilm archive. To avoid dating himself, he established...