Book's author drew details from news coverage
Chad Lewis, author of the newly published "Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots," relied on contemporary news coverage to reconstruct many of the details of the robberies, kidnappings, crime sprees and shoot-outs that fill the book.
The famous Bank of Willmar robbery, on July 15, 1930, was chronicled in detail in the Willmar Tribune.
"Bank of Willmar Robbed of $70,000" the headline blared. The bandits were described as the "desperate type."
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