News Tribune, March 22, 1921

  • About 500 gallons of moonshine and mash and two huge stills were seized by Duluth police last night in a series of raids led by Chief Warren E. Pugh. It was the opening drive of a city-wide war on moonshine distilling and bootleggers.
  • Two men were sentenced to Stillwater Penitentiary yesterday in Carlton County Court for the June 5 murder of a Duluth taxi driver. Mike Inkinen was sentenced to life imprisonment for second degree murder and Swan Luikenen received 20 years for first degree manslaughter.
  • Two persons were injured yesterday when their Canadian Curtiss two-passenger biplane experienced engine trouble in a heavy snowstorm and crashed during a forced landing in the forest near Cloquet. It was the first disastrous airplane accident in northern Minnesota.
  • Duluth's second post-war military organization, the Battery A Field Artillery Unit of the National Guard, has now been organized. Capt. Stephen McGiffert, commanding officer of the battery, announced yesterday that 40 horses will soon arrive in town for the unit.

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