Twenty-eight-year-old Matt Ames operates a 200-acre paintball park and multiple retail stores, and employs eight full-timers and as many as 50 part-timers during the peak season. The U.S. Small Business Administration just named him the Minnesota Young Entrepreneur of the Year. "This (award) kind of hushes the critics a little bit and legitimizes what we're doing and what I've put my heart and soul into for the past 10 years," he tells the Pioneer Press.
Inmate at Hennepin County Jail dies in 'apparent suicide'
He died on Thursday, almost a week after being found unresponsive.