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Heinrich confesses to killing Jacob Wetterling

Danny Heinrich
Danny Heinrich

Nearly 30 years later, answers in the Jacob Wetterling case. The Star Tribune’s Stephen Montemayor reports: “The man who kidnapped Jacob Wetterling finally gave his family the answers they’d waited almost 27 years to hear, confessing to abducting and killing the 11-year-old boy in October 1989. … ‘What did I do wrong?’ Jacob asked Danny James Heinrich, after he was grabbed and forced into the man’s car. Heinrich described the kidnapping in agonizing detail in a crowded federal courtroom in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon.”

Pipeline protest heats up. The AP reports (via the Guardian): “A protest against a four-state, $3.8bn oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota. … Morton County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four private security guards and two guard dogs were injured after several hundred protesters confronted construction crews on Saturday afternoon at the site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.”

Carlson gets a big settlement. NPR’s Bill Chappell reports (via MPR): “Two months after former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson accused Fox News’ then-Chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, the network has agreed to pay Carlson $20 million and make a ‘highly unusual public apology,’ NPR’s David Folkenflik reports. …News of the settlement was first reported Tuesday morning by Vanity Fair; a source with knowledge of the settlement then confirmed the deal to David, and the company later issued a statement about it.”

There’s little margin of arrow here. The Star Tribune’s Erin Adler reports: “Neighbors’ fears of errant arrows and bullets have suburban officials concerned about the safety of an expanding gun club and an archery range in proximity to parks, trails and homes. … Sports enthusiasts, however, said the facilities in South St. Paul and Chanhassen are already safe — and that they can’t afford to lose outdoor practice facilities when shooting and archery are becoming more popular.”

In other news…

Learning from the experts: “Chinese rail leaders to talk high-speed rail in Rochester” [Rochester Post Bulletin]

Because of a dispute over charter schools: “Rashad Turner leaving Black Lives Matter St. Paul” [Pioneer Press]

The sad state of hockey: “Newport may close rink and warming house, add public works position” [South Washington County Bulletin]

Frozen assets: “New York ice cream thieves have a taste for Talenti” [Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

Own a piece of Minnesota history: “Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery on the market” [Red Wing Republican Eagle]

Should be a good season: “Minnesota pheasant counts up 29 percent” [Duluth News Tribune]

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by RB Holbrook on 09/06/2016 - 12:29 pm.

    The Carlson Settlement

    Her $20 million is half what Fox paid her harasser, Roger Ailes, to go away.

  2. Submitted by Henk Tobias on 09/06/2016 - 12:48 pm.

    I guess vioence is a matter of perspective…

    Some say crossing onto private land (we are taking the sheriff’s word on this, even though he says he was not there) is violence others say setting dogs on people and pepper spraying them is violence (we have numerous pictures of this). Hard to decide which is right, eh?

  3. Submitted by Keith Lusk on 09/06/2016 - 01:18 pm.

    Pipeline Protest Media Blackout

    A few armed white guys take over a Wildlife Refuge in Oregon and it’s all over the news. Peaceful Native American protesters are attacked by a Corporation’s private security guards with attack dogs and pepper spray, after the company decided to bulldoze a culturally significant site 20 miles ahead of where they had been working, and the media’s focus is on one guy that doesn’t want to stand for the national anthem… “Corporate” media comes out with the headline “Dakota Access Pipeline Protests In North Dakota Turn Violent” and spin the story to make the protesters look like they were the aggressors while failing to mention that private security guards assaulted men, women, and children alike.

    If you want to see a video of what actually happened, see this link:

    Please give us more coverage of the NODAPL protests and give us the whole story – not just the corporate spin!

    • Submitted by Julie Barton on 09/06/2016 - 03:00 pm.

      County Sheriffs keeping media out?

      An acquaintance drove out to the site to take supplies (sleeping bags, tents, water, food staples, all donated) out to the protesters this weekend. They were stopped a few miles away from the space by the local county sheriffs (assumption, definitely LEOs, not private security) who were attempting to prevent them from entering the area. They were allowed to enter by saying they were actually going to a place on the other side of the protest encampment.

      Now, I doubt that is why the media aren’t there: they’d be making a huge stink if they weren’t allowed access to the space. But it did make me wonder a bit after my acquaintance didn’t have an easy time…

      Sadly, the medical supplies she brought were needed immediately.

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