This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: January 17

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1934

Banker Edward G. Bremer is kidnapped at the corner of Goodrich Avenue and Lexington Parkway in St. Paul. On February 7, after his family pays a $200,000 ransom, Bremer is freed in Rochester. Bremer's remarkable memory leads investigators to the kidnappers, the Barker-Karpis gang, the members of which would all be caught or killed by 1936.