Minot, the Magic City

Finding Al host Leon Willey in Minot.
Photo by Thomas Bartlett
Minot, like Moose Jaw, became known as a “Little Chicago.”

Minot, also known as the Magic City, was a centre for Al Capone’s rum-running operations, linking the liquor supply in Canada with the demand in America.  

Many bootlegging tales focused on the roads around Minot.  

The highway between Minot and Saskatchewan was especially poor in the 1920s, but the border between the U.S. and Canada wasn’t as scrutinized as the borders out east in more densely populated areas.

It is said Minot might have also had tunnels too, used to keep illegal activity underground.

Minot, why not?