Little Chicago, big mistake

Wanda Kalamaha


Why on earth would anyone want to brand Minot with the name of “Little Chicago”? Chicago is known as the most violent city in America.

Also, during the late 20’s & early 30’s when Minot was known as “Little Chicago,” there was prostitution and during that era of prohibition the criminal activity of bootlegging was abundant in Ward County — and those young bar owners in downtown Minot want to be associated with that? Makes one wonder!


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