WANAMINGO TOWNSHIP - Friday marked the beginning of the end of a long journey. After 38 years, Maj. Ben Danielson was home and the guest of honor at a tribute his family has been waiting for. "This is our miracle," Mary Danielson-Gates told hundreds of people gathered to honor her husband, an Air Force fighter pilot. "This chapter is not closed. That means we go back.
A dead baby was found Monday floating in the water at Prairie Island Marina, according to the Goodhue County sheriff's department. Authorities have not yet released information regarding the sex of the child or how long it was floating in Sturgeon Lake, though it appears the baby was a newborn. "We'll know more after the autopsy," said Pat Thompson, captain of the sheriff's department investigation unit. "We don't know any details on how the baby died or where." The Regional Medical Examiner's Office in Hastings is performing an autopsy.