Representative cited with trespassing, disorderly conduct

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

ST. PAUL– More details have been released on a state representative’s arrest last Saturday after he appeared in court yesterday.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Matt Grossell, a Republican representative from Clearbrook, got into a scuffle with a hotel security guard before being taken to the hospital.

The Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge security called police around 1 a.m. Saturday. Police called an ambulance to take him to Regions hospital because they were concerned he was too intoxicated to care for himself.

After being cleared by doctors, he allegedly refused to leave the hospital, and demanded a pair of Crocs shoes before he would leave. The hospital reportedly had no footwear for him.

Grossell was booked into the Ramsey County jail at 5:08 a.m. and released 13 minutes later.

Grossell was cited for disorderly conduct and trespassing, and released a statement apologizing for the incident last weekend. 

Larissa Donovan was the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016, through July 2023. She covered all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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