Owner of Iconic St. Cloud Bar Arrested on Suspicion of Arson


ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Federal investigators say the owner of a historic St. Cloud bar has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally setting fire to the business.

A release issued Saturday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says the 40-year-old from St. Joseph, is being held in the Stearns County Jail on suspicion of arson.

The owner is accused in the Feb. 17 blaze that destroyed the Press Bar and Parlor, a century-old establishment in downtown St. Cloud.

He has not been officially charged.


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