Murder in Minnesota - Walter N. Trenerry

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Murder in Minnesota

A Collection of True Cases

Author Walter Trenerry

This treasury of vintage crime offers a vivid picture of Minnesota from the time it achieved statehood in 1858 through 1917. It also traces the gradual changes in social attitudes from the days of frontier justice to the abolishment of capital punishment in 1911.


Murder in MinnesotaĀ features some of the state's most infamous criminalsā€”a collection of fascinating and disagreeable characters usually ignored by historians. They live again in these pages as the conniving, clever, mad, or pitiful creatures they were. Fifteen chaptersā€”involving both well-known and obscure practitioners of the deadly artā€”tell the stories of Ann Blansky, the only woman hanged in Minnesota; the famous Younger brothers, who with the James boys robbed the Northfield bank in 1876; the six Arbogast women of St. Paul, who kept a murderous secret that still remains undisclosed; and many more.

Paperback, 264 pages