History mystery


August 18, 2023

Do you recall the great meat price crisis of 1973? Often referred to as a shortage, it really was about prices spiking when artificial price controls went wonky on foods during a nationwide inflationary period. Quibble all you want about the exact reasons meat prices went sky high.

We did see one item of local interest in a statewide paper from August of 1973, 50 years ago. There apparently was a spate of cattle rustling in Carlton County and the region. People were taking cattle right off pastures, farmers said, some using helicopters to scout out animals and even lift meat after butcheri...

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