HIBBING, Minn. — Funeral arrangements have been announced for one of the four family members who died from injuries suffered in a house fire earlier this week in Hibbing. Visitation for 9-year-old Todd Jacob Gillitzer Jr. will take place Friday, Dec. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, Minn., continuing from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Mass at the church on Saturday.
Board games aren't bored games, and card games aren't for clowns. That's what we keep telling ourselves, anyway. With winter well underway it's time to be indoorsy, and what better way to do that than by getting overly competitive with loved ones? The self-described nerds of the newsroom have compiled their favorite ways to gather around a table with family and friends for hours of entertainment through the cold days and, why not, the warm ones when they return. Let the games begin. * * * Card games, cribbage and garbage
With another state boys hockey tournament in the books, it's time to move on to another tradition: the sixth annual Minnesota State High School All Hockey Hair Team video, produced by "Game On! Minnesota." Prepare yourself for Flowetry in Motion.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton long has been opposed to legalizing marijuana, siding with law-enforcement concerns that legalization, even for medical reasons, opens the door to a rise in drug use and drug-related criminal activity. But the governor last week showed he can be open-minded on the issue, too, and that he’s sympathetic to people who truly are suffering and who truly could be helped, especially children.