Marino Eccher, Pioneer Press

Marino Eccher

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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Marino:

Frequent flyers: The Timberwolves will be traveling a ton this season

The Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the heaviest travel schedules in the NBA, thanks to the distance between Minneapolis and their nearest rivals. → Read More

Minnesota Historical Society wins grant for upcoming World War I exhibit

The traveling exhibit, called "WW1 America," will highlight what the United States was like during World War I and how the war shaped America's future. → Read More

St. Paul man injured when car hits crate on I-35

The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for help finding a vehicle that apparently dropped a wooden crate onto Interstate 35 on Saturday, seriously injuring a St. Paul man who was in a car that crashe… → Read More

For former 3M CEO Lew Lehr, mistakes were stepping stones

Lew Lehr used to come home with an assortment of new tapes and adhesives to stick to his four kids. He’d tell them to go running or swimming and see what stayed on. For the 3M engineer, who b… → Read More

Twin Cities road congestion hits record high, MnDOT says

Freeway congestion in Minneapolis and St. Paul is the highest it's ever been on record, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. → Read More

Carly Aplin and Wild’s Jason Zucker get married

Sports journalist Carly Aplin and Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker got married in Newport Beach, Calif. → Read More

St. Paul police release 5 hours of squad car video of protests, arrests

In releasing the squad car footage, St. Paul police say the department wants to be transparent in the face of questions about police tactics. → Read More

After Summit Avenue arrests, questions arise over police tactics

As St. Paul police described it, the arrest, recorded on video in front of the Governor's Residence, was a necessary step in maintaining safety on the scene → Read More

Lauderdale man charged with shooting at 5 Somali men

Anthony Sawina, of Lauderdale, is accused of shooting at five Somali men in Minneapolis after making a profane comment about Islam. → Read More

Former Vikings QB Rosenfels tells teens: Stop ‘staring at your phone’

Sage Rosenfels, a chronic NFL backup quarterback and very occasional Viking, isn’t typically a lightning rod. He spent his time here buried behind Tarvaris Jackson while Jackson was buried be… → Read More

Running Man dance craze sweeps local police departments

The Running Man Challenge, a social media dance that is probably no longer cool because we know what it is, is sweeping local police departments, some of which have gone to impressive lengths to ri… → Read More

Nienstedt denies misconduct, said he was targeted for opposing gay marriage

John Nienstedt, the former archbishop of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul, said accusations of sexual misconduct against him were part of a false smear campaign in response to his opposi… → Read More

Vatican ambassador sought to bury Nienstedt misconduct, documents say

A top Vatican official tried to quash an investigation into misconduct by John Nienstedt, the former archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, documents say. → Read More

‘A seed that has been planted’: Philando Castile laid to rest

"Your son has become a seed that has been planted," Philandro Castile's mother was told at the funeral for the black man shot dead in a Falcon Heights traffic stop. → Read More

How good will the Wolves be? Around .500, one forecast says

FiveThirtyEight's CARMELO projections see a Timberwolves team flirting with .500. → Read More

After historically terrible start, the Twins are now merely bad

After a historically terrible start, the Minnesota Twins have leveled off to just plain bad. → Read More

How much is Karl-Anthony Towns worth? Try $60M a year

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is among the most underpaid players in the league thanks to his cheap rookie contract. → Read More

Falcon Heights police shooting provokes national outcry

The killing of Philando Castile by Falcon Heights, Minn. police during a traffic stop provoked a natinal outcry. → Read More

Timberwolves: After wild weekend of NBA free agency, who’s left for Minnesota?

After a wild weekend of NBA free agency, the Timberwolves still have plenty of money to spend. Who's left to sign? → Read More

St. Paul fireworks viewing leaves some seeing red, feeling blue

The big fireworks show in downtown St. Paul on Monday night was at CHS Field — but not everybody was happy about it. → Read More