According to the paper, the 57-year-old man was found lying face-down in a pool of blood in the back yard. A trail of blood led police to a park almost two blocks away, where they found the victim's glasses and even more blood. He had been watching the house while the owners were out of town.
Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand told the paper that the cause and the time of death were not yet known, although the man did not appear to have been shot. His identity has not yet been released, pending notification of his family.
The health commissioner extended the hours for his upcoming public forum on adding intractable pain to the list of conditions allowed into the state's medical marijuana program. The public can also submit written comments.
The final decision will be up to Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, but if the program expands, the Intractable Pain Advisory Committee hopes there will be additional strictures and precautions for pain patients.