Ernest Mann was the pen name of an elderly man who lived near Little Falls, MN and who tragicly was beaten to death by a grandson who lived with him in 1996. I emailed the only news coverage of that murder to this site http://www.progress.org/banneker/lfp.... in 2001 but they have yet to post it. One of my coworkers who lived in Little Falls was sitting in a riverside park in 1995 when an old man sat down with him and began talking about conspiracies and coverups. I later realized that was Ernest Mann. From driving to Mexico for dental work to proposing a cashless cooperative society, he was never short on ideas or observations. For those interested, the Minneapolis Public Library has the only complete microfilm collection of the Twin Cities Reader, which merged with City Pages in 1997 and ceased publication after "Death of an Earnest Man" was published.