Wetterlings speak out on latest developments in case

Jacob Wetterling
Jacob Wetterling

The Wetterlings speak on the latest developments in their son’s case. Jenna Ross and Paul Walsh covered it for the Star Tribune: “Jacob Wetterling’s parents, Patty and Jerry, spoke to reporters Tuesday outside their home in St. Joseph, Minn., and expressed cautious gratitude for the latest developments in the case around their son’s disappearance in 1989. … Last week, authorities announced that they had charged Daniel James Heinrich, 52, of Annandale, Minn., with receiving and possessing child pornography and identified him as a ‘person of interest’ in Jacob’s abduction. … Despite the arrest, ‘we still don’t know who took Jacob,’ said Patty Wetterling at the foot of their home’s driveway. ‘We have as many questions as do all of you.’ ”

CNN takes a look at John LaDue and his failed massacre plot in Waseca. Wayne Drash writes, “[LaDue] hoped his assault would leave at least 40 dead -- more than triple the 13 killed in Columbine. His plot was thwarted on April 29, 2014, when a 911 caller reported seeing someone she suspected was breaking into a storage locker. The case looked like a slam dunk. Bomb-making material in the storage locker. A confession. An arsenal in his bedroom. And a diary he kept to ‘explain after I was dead why I did it.’ But the case would turn out to be anything but simple. And the judicial system would wrestle with this question: What is justice in a case like this — a massacre that never happened?”

It’s almost as if they think consumers are really dumb. The AP (via MPR) reports: “Jurors in the case between sugar processors and corn manufacturers will take up one of nutrition's most vexing debates and confront a choice common among some consumers: sugar or high fructose corn syrup? … The trial starting Tuesday in federal court grew out of efforts by the Corn Refiners Association to rebrand its high fructose corn syrup as ‘corn sugar’ to reverse damaging publicity that associated it with diabetes and obesity.”

Here’s Deadspin’s Kevin Draper on last night’s tributes to Flip Saunders at the Timberwolves’ home opener: “The Minnesota Timberwolves host their first home game of the season tonight, and beforehand played a long and heartfelt tribute to Flip Saunders, who died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma a week ago. Saunders was the Timberwolves’ coach and president of basketball operations, but to residents of Minnesota, Flip was so much more, someone who loved the state as much as any native son and who promoted it at every opportunity.”

In other news…

10k Takes: “I've been a Nye’s regular for 30 years: Goodbye to my favorite bar” [Star Tribune]

Normally we’d skip a “tiger bites woman” story, but in this case the woman is originally from Fargo-Moorhead!  [Inforum]

City Pages on Carrie Brownstein calling out City Pages’ sexist writing. [City Pages]

Major departure of performers from the Gay 90s’ “Ladies of La Femme” drag show. [WCCO]

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss:

That’s a lot of turtles: “Charges: 3 Men Found With Over 2K Pounds Of Turtle Meat In Off Season” 🐢

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Jackson Cage on 11/03/2015 - 03:57 pm.

    Draper was right

    For an organization that has virtually defined itself by its missteps, the T-Wolves deserve kudos for their tribute to Flip.

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