Northern moonshiners: N.D., Minn. were gateways for rum smugglers during Prohibition

October 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading