David Madson

David Madson

David Madson, undated. This photograph circulated through the news media via the Associated Press after Madson's murder by Andrew Cunanan in 1997.

David Madson

David Madson

David Madson, undated.

MN90: R 'N R for Gangsters

In the 1930s, St. Paul became a safe haven for every bank robber, stickup artist, and kidnapper in America. MN90 producer Marisa Helms explains.

MN90: The Notorious Northfield Raid

By the time Jesse James and his gang showed up to rob a bank in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1876, they’d been at it for over a decade. But on that fateful September day, their efforts were thwarted. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel finds out why First National Bank was the gang’s last stand.

MN90: Alonzo J. Whiteman, Professional Scoundrel

Britt Aamodt reports on Alonzo J. Whiteman, a Minnesota legislator from Duluth. By the time he died in 1922, Whiteman was wanted in forty cities, with more than forty arrests and eleven convictions to his name.

Alonzo J. Whiteman

Alonzo J. Whiteman

Alonzo J. Whiteman, ca. 1919. From “The Poorhouse and Death Claim Two Famous Criminals,” New York Sun, November 9, 1919, 8.

Alonzo J. Whiteman

Alonzo J. Whiteman

Alonzo J. Whiteman, ca. 1890s.

Alonzo J. Whiteman

Alonzo J. Whiteman

Alonzo J. Whiteman, ca. 1881.

Whiteman, Alonzo J. (1860–1921)

In Minnesota’s roster of heirs gone bad, Duluth’s Alonzo J. Whiteman ranks high. He followed a youth of wealth, privilege, and education with a young adulthood of dazzling attainment, then decades of crime.

Malchow, Charles W. (1864–1917)

In 1904, Charles W. Malchow was a professor of medicine at Hamline University Medical School who had studied abroad in Germany and England. He had a happy marriage, a medical practice in downtown Minneapolis, and a house near Lake of the Isles. He was young, handsome, successful, and ambitious. Then he went to prison.

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