Whatever happened to the owner of the hotel? Jimmy Brock died in 2007.
“Jimmy kind of caught the brunt of it. He was a nice guy,” said Eddy Mussallem, a fellow hotelier and longtime friend told the local paper. “They had to pick a motel, so they picked Jimmy’s motel. I always told him he did a foolish thing.”
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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