Dakota Datebook radio features air daily at 8:35 am, 3:50 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:50 pm CT on Prairie Public.
A raving man was arrested late on the night of May 19, 1922, by a Bismarck patrolman. The officer believed him drunk, and jailed him for the night, hoping he’d sober up by morning. However, by morning, the man was still spouting, yelling at the Chief of Police, Louis Dahlgren, to shoot him because something [...]
News reports today abound with stories of inclement weather, unusual births, and even drivers struck by car trouble, but rarely do we hear stories that include all three. In 1922, however, a couple of eastern tourists were traveling through the state on their way to Montana when a heavy rainstorm moved in. Intent on reaching [...]
In 1922, two young Logan County farmers learned the hard way that a life of crime doesn’t pay. The 21-year-old men, Myron Haines and Irwin Sparks, decided to try their hand at armed robbery, but after both a car and foot chase, they ended up nursing their wounds behind bars. On the evening of May [...]
On this date in 1934, people were talking about a family in McKenzie County that had a chance encounter with some bandits, and earned themselves a bit of good advice. It all started in Sidney, Montana, where two men decided to rob a business. However, while they were otherwise occupied, a police officer passing [...]
Two alleged ‘chicken rustlers’ were arrested in Valley City on this date in 1922 by Sheriff Larson on charges of repeated chicken theft. The two men hailed from Pine City, Minnesota, and appeared to be operating a wide-scale chicken rustling scheme in which they would drive into rural areas of North Dakota, steal live chickens [...]
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