Arrest in Crookston

Email correspondent BW alerted me just now that an Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., age 50, was arrested in Crookston tonight in connection with the Dru Sjodin case. He is a recently-released sex offender. Police had apparently been watching him for several days and were confident enough that they had their man to know that he had no connection to the case here in Fertile. Chuck Haga is on the case for the Star-Tribune.

A former Grand Forks Herald reporter and columnist, Haga has been the best source for news on the Sjodin case since the beginning. He has connections in Grand Forks, and is a good writer to boot. In this case, it has been interesting to see his very phrases adopted and copied by other newspapers in articles with the vague byline "compiled from wire service reports."

No more news on the whereabouts of Dru Sjodin. Police have scheduled a news conference for 11 am tomorrow, Tuesday.