LOCAL NEWSPAPERS MUM ON MINNETRISTAGATE. Minnetrista residents are wondering why Friday’s edition of The Laker had no mention of the judgment against Minnetrista’s elected officials and the “Our Minnetrista” political committee. Despite weeks ago being provided the complete trial testimony and final arguments from both sides and then the final judgment affirming the violations on June 22 nothing has been reported. The Laker is the official paper of record for the city of Minnetrista. After contacting the editor an email was received they plan to cover the story in the July 6 edition.