Related to what @rmstratton151 posted below, I've been intending for awhile now to dig into old newspapers in the area to look for anything that might provide some context or clues.
I want to give a HUGE thanks to Tana and Meredith for their incredible work on digging into some old CSB/SJU records and finding some potentially helpful information. I haven't had time to pour through these yet, but I thought I'd post them (see the Files tab) in case any of you have any free time and are interested in perusing them. Please share your thoughts if anything stands out!
Similarly, if anyone has time to dig through St. Cloud Times archives and/or SCSU's student paper, I would be eternally grateful for the help! --Josh