$15,000 reward offered for info on arson fires

Center of the American Experiment announced today the offer of a $15,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals who started the arson fires that gutted their building on January 28, 2024. The fires are being investigated as deliberate acts of arson by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Hennepin County Fire Investigation team. The offices of two other conservative organizations, Upper Midwest Law Center (UMLC) and Take Charge were also targeted in the fire.

“The authorities are taking this case very seriously and we hope this substantial reward will help them catch the people responsible,” said John Hinderaker, President of Center of the American Experiment. “The free flow of ideas does not work when one side resorts to violence. We want these people caught and are willing to offer this reward to make it happen.”

Anyone with information can contact the FBI office locally by calling (763) 569-8000 or visiting tips.fbi.gov.