'Best decision for family,' he says Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, entered the House last year already well known to many in the Twin Cities. He lost both legs in the Iraqi war and received lots of publicity for that and a resulting book before running for office.
Prosecutors say 47-year-old Robert Dufresne solicited investors in Minnesota and other states in a plan to buy, remodel and resell residential properties between 2005 and 2008. Instead of turning over the profits to investors, officials say he used the money personally and counted on new sources of cash to pay off earlier investors.
The transformation from Frank Mitchell of Cottage Grove to Knufie of the St. Paul Clown Club takes about an hour, starting with precision application of face paint, followed by a colorful and comically oversized outfit, topped with a yellow bowler hat that's much too small.
A Cottage Grove man faces criminal charges after he triggered neighborhood concerns by allegedly firing a homemade potato gun in his backyard and then flexed his muscles and told police to shoot him as he ignored their orders.
South Washington County (Minn.) Bulletin
, May 26, 2011
Perham had shared the record with Mahtomedi, which won seven straight Class 1A championships from 1987 through 1993. Because Perham has been the top team in Class 1A for the better part of the last decade, its most recent victory came as no surprise. It wasn't, however, the forgone conclusion that it had been in the past.
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