On February 28, 1970, over twenty anti-war activists calling themselves “Beaver 55” broke into three Twin Cities Selective Service offices and destroyed thousands of draft records. Their coordinated act of idealistic vandalism crippled the state’s Selective Service system for several months. Some members of B55 were also members of the Minnesota 8, who raided rural draft boards on July 10, 1970 (pictured above), but since no members of B55 were ever arrested, there is no photo of that group. According to Frank Kroncke, a member of both groups: "To confuse matters there was another Beaver 55 group operating back East. It was pre-computers, cell phones, etc., and to spook the FBI we selected the B55 name for the St Paul raids to suggest that there was a connection. Upon arraignment for the MN 8 action, where the indictment was "sabotage of the national defense," the DA ...a college alum of mine ... spoke about "the international Catholic Conspiracy headed by the Berrigan Fathers…
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