The Baldies

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The Baldies were a South Minneapolis, Minnesota street gang that existed from 1955 to 1975. Some members graduated to politics like Tommy "The Bomber" Ogdahl. The Baldies were identified by their closely cropped hair and Ivy League, or preppy style, in contrast to their "Greaser" rivals, the Animals, who wore slicked back hair and leather jackets.

Notable Baldies[edit]

Tommy "The Bomber" Ogdahl (1939-2015).[1]) Minneapolis politician with a past police record connected with Deuce Casper's Baldy street gang. Ogdahl helped elect former police chief Charles Stenvig to the office of Mayor, and was appointed Deputy Mayor, eventually serving as an 8th ward Alderman.

See also[edit]

Interview with the Baldies - 50 Years Later


  1. "Obituary: Tom Ogdahl, Minneapolis deputy mayor and former street fighter". StarTribune. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  • Bidem, Knut (2004). Minneapolis Organized Crime (IV ed.). Minneapolis, Minnesota: E. J. Johnson. p. 92. Search this book on Logo.png

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