Arson suspected in Tink Larson Field fire

WASECA, Minn. - Authorities suspect the fire that destroyed part of Tink Larson Field in Waseca was intentionally set.

Firefighters were called to the iconic Minnesota ballpark the night of April 6. Flames quickly spread to the concession stand, the grandstand, and swallowed part of the grandstand roof.

The baseball field, home of the Waseca High School team, has been there since 1938. It was named after Larson, the longtime head baseball coach, in 1994.

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Authorities recently interviewed a man seen at the field the night of the fire, but say he is not a suspect. Authorities continue to identify and interview other people who were near Tink Larson Field before and after the fire. 

The State Fire Marshal and Waseca Police Department are asking the public to call the Minnesota Arson Hotline at 1-800-723-2020 with any information about the fire. Callers can remain anonymous. 

The Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the City of Waseca are offering at total of up to $10,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction.

A GoFundMe page continues to seek donations with a goal to rebuild the historic ballpark.


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