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Nearly a week after a man died in a southern Minnesota motel fire, the cause of the disaster is still a mystery...
The state fire marshal continues to look into the Thursday night fire at the Downtown Motel of St. Charles. A motel guest, Vincent Wright of South Dakota, died in the fire. Wright was the only person in the building when the flames began. Officer Renee Hewitt of the St. Charles police department says if investigators thought the fire was arson, they would have said so by now. Half of the units at the motel were damaged by the fire.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approves a
A convicted motel robber can avoid prison time, if he agrees to a counseling program. Joshua Green of La Crosse is sentenced to jail time and probation, with a prison sentence stayed. Green pled guilty to robbing a motel clerk of $150 last March, so he could buy drugs. A state corrections agent suggested probation for Green, so he can be treated for drug addiction and mental illness.