This County In Minnesota Was One Of The Most Dangerous Places In The Nation In The 1990s
Given Minnesota’s nice reputation, it may come as a surprise that one of its counties was once one of the most dangerous places in the United States. Back in the 1990s, one county was put in the spotlight because of its most populous city. Hennepin County’s homicide rate spiked, pushing Minnesota – Minneapolis in particular – into the headlines. The county has since cleaned up its act, but the legacy of Minneapolis and its dark past will not soon be forgotten.
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What do you remember about Minnesota’s crime rate in the 1990s? Was Hennepin County the most dangerous county in the country? Let us know what you remember in the comments below.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected] or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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