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ST. PAUL—When Eric Buck drove past the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 380 near Waterloo, Iowa, last month, he asked his children to pray for the people involved. The St. Paul man and three of his six children were headed home from Iowa during a snowstorm on Dec. 29 when they saw a dozen cars "totaled in a pileup" and witnessed first responders cutting open a car that had been struck by a semitrailer truck.
The scene, shot in November 2015, is painfully intimate. Jerry and Patty Wetterling stand in the middle of their kitchen in St. Joseph, going through their notes as they prepare to address the media for the first time after authorities had arrested and named Danny Heinrich as a "person of interest" in their son Jacob's 1989 abduction. While dozens of news reporters and photographers wait outside, documentary filmmaker Chris Newberry films a friend of the Wetterlings as he enters the kitchen.
STILLWATER, Minn. — For a theater space that hasn't opened yet, the future home of the Zephyr Theatre in downtown Stillwater is sure getting a lot of use. Last week's calendar of events included a book launch on Sunday, a black-and-white movie classic for teens on Monday, and a wine-tasting and direct-selling event on Tuesday.
STILLWATER, Minn. — Former Twin Cities sports-radio personality Jeff Dubay, who has previously run afoul of the law for methamphetamine possession, has been charged with felony assault in Washington County. Dubay, 49, was arrested earlier this month and charged with third-degree assault after he allegedly assaulted a woman in the basement of a Cottage Grove house. Dubay denied any wrongdoing Tuesday.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn.—After nearly 30 years of searching, wondering, waiting and hoping, Patty and Jerry Wetterling finally know what happened to their son Jacob. The Stearns County Sheriff's office confirmed Saturday that the remains of 11-year-old Jacob, missing since 1989, have been found. "Our family is drawing strength from all your love & support," Patty Wetterling posted on Twitter Saturday afternoon. "We're struggling with words at this time. Thank you for your hope." She declined to comment further.