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By Walter N. Trenerry

A skilled author with an incisive wit, Trenerry chronicles 16 recognized Minnesota homicide circumstances from 1858 whilst Minnesota grew to become a country to 1917, revealing the slow alterations in social attitudes from the frontier justice of the 1850s to the abolishment of capital punishment.

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No, he drove off by himself. " "Naw," Gianno said, "everybody knows what Gaudia looks like. He's a cover boy. " "Some big fish? I wonder. " Buffett told them about the beer incident. " Hagedorn smiled. Gianno turned to a blank page in his notebook. " Buffett was about to give them a description, and that's what did it. The Word came back to him. The magic Word. Buffett beamed. " Gianno asked and looked at Hagedorn with a frown. " The smile on Buffett's face glistened and grew. " Gianno nodded enthusiastically.

I mean, bang, bang, bang, on the window. I thought you were a cop. " Ralph Bales didn't answer for a moment. " They now drove past the deserted campground. " Stevie swiveled around. " "Yeah. " * * * Samuel Clemens once stayed in the town of Maddox, Missouri, and supposedly wrote part of Tom Sawyer here. The Maddox Historical Society implied that the caverns outside of town were the true inspiration for Injun Joe's cave, despite evidence—and the assertion of a more credible tourist board (Hannibal, Missouri)—to the contrary.

Don't ask him for a part in the film. " Film? Ralph Bales and Stevie had then cruised down to the river and parked in the weedy lot outside Bell's Bide-A-Wee. They could look through the camper's small windows, but Ralph Bales had not been able to see clearly if it was the beer man or not. Then the door had opened and Stevie had gotten it into his head that he was calling in a description of the car to the cops and had burned out of there, Ralph Bales shouting, "Be careful with the transmission case," and Stevie Flom not paying any attention.

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