The Press: St. Paul Prowler

Paul Presbrey, a small, hard-eyed police reporter who covers St. Paul for the Cowles-owned Minneapolis Star and Tribune, is too nervous to sleep more than four or five hours a night; frequently he climbs out of bed at 3 or 4 a.m. to prowl St. Paul in search of news. With his luck, aggressiveness and insatiable curiosity, Presbrey regularly beats the ears off his rivals on fast-breaking stories.

Last week 39-year-old Reporter Presbrey was good for two breaks in a row. With his wife, he was having a midnight snack at a restaurant south...

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