A year after the fire at a historic ballfield, Waseca renews its arson investigation

There's a $10,000 reward for information about who set fire to Tink Larson Field.
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On the one year anniversary of the fire at Tink Larson Field, police in the southern Minnesota town of Waseca asked again for help finding whoever burned down the stands at the landmark baseball field.

A statement from the police department says there's still a $10,000 reward for information leading to charges in the case.

Soon after the blaze last April 6th the State Fire Marshal called it suspicious. Tips can be phoned in anonymously to Waseca police. They can also be sent to the tipline of the International Association of Arson Investigators at 1-800-723-2020 or at this web page.

According to the Waseca Virtual History Museum, the town's biggest baseball field was built as a city project in 1939 and was originally known as Community Field. In a region where amateur baseball is a big deal, Waseca's field gained a reputation as one of the best.

Until last April, that is. After the fire the town worked to make the field playable again. They got help from the Minnesota Twins, who provided new sod, a new backstop, and netting that had been used at Target Field. Things aren't the same without the old wooden stands, though.

Waseca plans to build a replacement for the grandstand. Possible designs were presented to the city council last August.

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