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The Silver Dollar in Ghent had the distinction of being the first licensed bar to serve alcohol in Minnesota with the repeal of Prohibition. (Submitted photo)

Western Minn. flouted Prohibition

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GRANITE FALLS -- America's great social experiment with Prohibition made criminals of many otherwise law-abiding citizens.

That was just as true in western Minnesota, home of Congressman Andrew Volstead, the author of Prohibition, as it was elsewhere in the county.

Along with taking a look at Volstead's legacy, Pioneer Public Televison's documentary "Volstead Fever'' also offers a look at how the law was flouted and its end celebrated in western Minnesota.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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