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They call themselves MOD, Menace of Destruction: their code demands not only secrecy but violence ... As they terrorise Minneapolis & St Paul no-one is safe, not even the police. Gangland s3e7: Menace of Destruction, History 2008
Thousands of south-east Asians have emigrated to the area. ibid.
It didn’t take long for the Mong youth to became angry and full of despair. ibid.
Out-of-state recruits arrived to increase their membership. ibid.
MOD specialise in the art of surprise to keep their enemies on edge. ibid.
To join the gang new recruits must be prepared to do anything. ibid.
If you’re in Minnesota, and if you’re in the northern suburbs, you’re touching my dope; I’ve touched that dope already. Drugs Inc s5e6: Snitch Cities, Ace drug dealer, National Geographic 2014
Dealing for Ace is a 24/7 business. ibid.
The Twin Cities have some of the purest heroin money can buy in the whole of the United States. ibid.
Children are picking up guns and going to work. ibid.
The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has sparked America’s biggest series of protests over race in a generation, highlighting once again the deep divide between black and white. With violent scenes and police forces seemingly out of control. The protests have gone global. Panorama: George Floyd: A Killing that Shook the World, BBC 2020
Could George Floyd’s death finally force America to confront the scourge of racism within. ibid.
Derek Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder. Three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting murder. ibid.
The latest in an endless line of lives taken by violent cops. It is part of the black experience: an American tragedy. ibid.
One sweltering evening on the streets of Minneapolis yet another black man falls victim to police brutality. The killing of George Floyd has sparked outrage not only across America but also across the entire world. It is the latest chapter in the history of race injustice that is as old as the country itself. 8 Minutes & 46 Seconds, Sky Witness 2020
Derek Chauvin – In that time over a dozen complaints have been lodged against him. ibid.
But in 24 hours the death of another black man in police custody unleashes a fury that has existed for generations. ibid.
In the autumn of 1898 on a modest farm in Kensington, Minnesota, a Swedish immigrant named Olof Ohman was clearing trees from his farm with the help of his sons. After brushing away the soil they noticed carvings on two sides of the stone: strange symbols no-one could read that resembled old Swedish runes. Holy Grail in America
It is illegal to sleep naked. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
Minnesota: Not just any Vikings – Giants ... St Paul newspaper 1888: ‘A Pre-Historic Race: Seven Gigantic Bodies Exhumed While Digging a Well Near Clearwater Minnesota’. America Unearthed, Discovery History 2015
The events depicted took place in Minnesota in 2006. Fargo s1e1: The Crocodile’s Dilemma, FX 2014
Heck, if you’re so sure about it, maybe you should just kill him for me. ibid. Lester to Malvo
Isn’t Hess tied to that syndicate of fellas out in Fargo, gun-runners and such? ibid. Molly
You’ve spent your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren’t. ibid. Malvo to Lester
I’m thinking this is home invasion. You know, a drifter or some such. Drug related maybe. Fargo s1e2: The Rooster Prince, deputy Bill
No, highly irregular is the time I found a human foot in a toaster oven. This is just odd. ibid. Malvo to postal dude
He’s a nasty enough fella. Fargo s1e3: A Muddy Road, Molly
It’s already dog eat dog, friend. I’m not sure what worse a bunch of zombies can do. ibid. Malvo to drug dealer with van
I got him … for the murders. I am looking at the guy right now. Fargo s1e4: Eating the Blame, rozzer Gus to Molly
Coming in with a 313. Guy punched me. ibid. rozzer arrests Lester
Hess breaks Lester’s nose. Lester goes to the emergency room where he meets our suspect. That night Hess gets killed … We gotta talk to him [Lester], don’t you think? Fargo s1e5: The Six Ungraspables, Molly to Bill
You’ve got black eyes. You’re trouble. ibid. neighbourhood watch dude to Malvo
They’re shooting up the block. It’s goddamn World War III. Fargo s1e6: Buridan’s Ass, rozzer
Three people murdered in two days including the chief of police, Lenny Potts, missing and a cop shop. Fargo s1e7: Who Shaves the Barber? Bill to Lester
Spleen – I’ll get you a new one, I swear. ibid. Gus to Molly
I mean – the brother with all the things we know are true? Fargo s1e8: The Heap, Molly to Bill
You have to see it as a positive. ibid. FBI dude to boss re massacre
Lester, is this what you want? Yes or no. Fargo s1e9: A Fox, A Rabbit & A Cabbage, Malvo
Somebody killed the second Mrs Nygaard. Fargo s1e10: Morton’s Fork, Molly
Son, I’m the iron first of God. There’s not a sane man in three states who would dare to … Some pick-hand crew from south no-place? Fargo s2e1: Waiting for Dutch, Otto Gerhardt
Old Otto had a stroke yesterday at the family compound in North Dakota. ibid. Joe Bulo, Kansas Mafia
Kansas City: they want to buy us out. Fargo s2e2: Before the Law, Floyd
That’s what an empire is: it’s bigger than any son or daughter. ibid.
We’re talking about the Kansas City Mafia … Let’s be honest, we’re small time … Are you with me? Fargo s2e3: The Myth of Sisyphus, Floyd
Partnership not a sale. That’s our offer to you … A deal is always better than war. Fargo s2e4: Fear and Trembling, Floyd to Kansas Mafia
We think she and her husband panicked and dumped the body some place. Fargo s2e5: The Gift of the Magi, rozzer Lou
Reports are of fifteen more bodies – fifteen more bodies – up in Fargo. This is a turf war between the Kansas City mob and the Gerhardt family. Fargo s2e6: Rhinoceros, rozzer Hank
There’s a lynching party outside. ibid.
If your goal is to kill those who oppress you, it doesn’t matter who goes first. Fargo s2e7: Did You Do This? No, You Did It! Milligan
This is the butcher, and I need to talk to who’s in charge … I got Dodd [Gerhardt]. Fargo s2e8: Loplop, Jesse
Honey, you gotta stop stabbing him [hostage]. ibid.
Ed and Peggy Blomquist were just 29 years old on the night their lives changed for ever. Fargo s2e9: The Castle, opening commentary
From this moment forward I decree no more schnitzel or strudel. Let’s get some American food on the menu. Fargo s2e10: Palindrome, Milligan
Where does the President of the United States buy his clothes? Fargo s3e1: The Law of Vacant Places, Maurice
I need you to do the digging on this guy. The outfit … Then we get him to take his money back and forget he ever met us. Fargo s3e2: The Principle of Restricted Choice, Emmit to lawyer re V M Varga
Did I tell you what I like about this place – Minnesota? It’s so perfectly sublimely bland. ibid. V M Varga
It’s not a very clear time for me, the ’70s. Fargo s3e3: The Law of Non-Contradiction, Vivian to Gloria
If I’d wanted an opinion from an asshole, I’d have asked my own. Fargo s3e4: The Narrow Escape Problem, Ray impersonates Emmit
Let’s make a sex tape. Fargo s3e5: The House of Special Purpose, Nikki to Ray disguised
It’s possible your consiglieri is making a move and he’s using your brother as a diversion or worse as a strawman. ibid. V M Varga to Emmit
Until then we demand you vacate our offices. Immediately. Fargo s3e6: The Lord of No Mercy, IRS dude ejected by company brief
I’m giving you this stamp. ibid. Emmit to Ray
Who was that fella, the one with the syringe? Nikki? We both know he came here to kill ya for something you saw or something you know. Fargo s3e7: The Law of Inevitability, Gloria
My name is Emmit Stussy. I wanna confess. Fargo s3e8: Who Rules the Land of Denial?
I killed him. Ray. First I tricked him, then I killed him … You think there’s a special level of hell for people who kill their loved ones on Christmas Eve? Fargo s3e9: Aporia, Emmit’s confession
Deputy, I’m looking at evidence of a vast financial conspiracy involving blatant tax fraud and the repurposing of corporate funds for personal gain. Fargo s3e10: Somebody to Love, financial dude