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FARIBAULT

The 14th stop on our tour of 20 Minnesota State Parks brings us to the heart of lake country -- no, not the prototypical northern Minnesota kind with pines and deep lakes, but the southern Minnesota version with tall hardwoods, shallow lakes, lots of nearby cornfields and some of the best biking in the state.
Victor Artola took his last breath in a Faribault prison cell after his lungs filled with fluid. Now, his family and friends are trying to figure out why he was never brought to a hospital.
The 70-year-old man died Saturday morning at District One Hospital in Faribault. So far, nine incarcerated individuals have died of COVID-19 in the Minnesota state prison system. Five have been in Faribault.

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