Jan 27 Minneapolis' Murdered Editors. A Look at Investigative Journalists and the Underworld in the Early 20th Century

Saturday January 27, Washburn Library 10am. In the early 20th century the Minneapolis underworld was ruled by some pretty ruthless mobsters and gangs who did not look kindly on efforts of campaigning newsmen to clean up the city. This time will be the topic of our speaker, Beth Johanneck, who regards herself as an amateur historian. [Ed. Note: Meaning: She is an independent scholar.]


MISF meets regularly on the fourth Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. (Talk starts at 10:00). For September, October, and November, 2017 we will be meeting at North Regional Library at 1315 Lowry Ave in North Minneapolis. (In January, we will return to the lower level at Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Avenue South, in South Minneapolis.) There is a library parking lot and on-street parking is available. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Guests and interested persons are always welcome at these meetings. For more information, contact us.

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