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July Lunch & Learn: No Justice for Agnes

The Vermillion Public Library will be hosting Wayne Fanebust, a South Dakota Humanities Scholar and author. Fanebust will be here to talk about the events surrounding his 2020 novel, “No Justice for Agnes: The strange death of Agnes Polreis and the sensational South Dakota murder trials of Emma Kaufmann” Agnes Polries was a 16-year-old immigrant girl and live-in servant for Emma Kaufmann. Kaufmann was arrested and put on trial twice but was never convicted of murder. Join us at the library Friday, July 8th at 12:00 pm noon to find out more about these events. Wayne Fanebust’s book is available for check out at the library.

Register online at to get the Zoom link and let us know if you plan on attending in person or virtually! This program will be held in person at the Vermillion Public Library, in the Kozak Room. The program is sponsored in part by the South Dakota Humanities Council.