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Northern moonshiners: N.D., Minnesota were gateways during Prohibition

Published 10/08/2011, Forum Communications

The Rev. Frank Lincoln Watkins acquired an unusual nickname for a preacher: “Shoot to Kill Watkins.” He got that moniker from the bootleggers he pursued through North Dakota with dogged determination – and a rifle or machine gun – during Prohibition, when alcohol was outlawed in the United States.

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