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Interview: Dirty Doc Ames & the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis - A True Crime History Podcast

Interview: Dirty Doc Ames & the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis - A True Crime History Podcast

In a slight change of pace for Minnesota's Most Notorious, I invite my sister Alison to interview me about my political true crime book, published in April of this year, called Dirty Doc Ames & the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis, about the wild rise and fall of one of the most colorful and corrupt politicians in Minnesota history, Albert Alonzo "Doc" Ames.  In 1901, Doc was elected for a fourth term as mayor of Minneapolis, where he proceeded to fire half of the police force and go on a year-long crime spree, alongside a strange assortment of crooks and incompetents.  Eventually they would be brought down by a muckraking journalist, a stubborn grand jury foreman, and reformers who helped herald in the Progressive era.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 1 hr 4 min

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