Jayme Closs, Wisconsin girl missing since October, found alive

Jayme Closs
Barron County Sheriff's Department
Jayme Closs

The Duluth News Tribune story on Jayme Closs says, “A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who has been missing since October has been found alive in Gordon, Wis., authorities said. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Jayme Closs was found in the Town of Gordon at 4:43 p.m. and a suspect was taken into custody there minutes later, at 4:54. ‘We do not any other details at this time as this is a very fluid and active investigation’, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook.”

In the Star Tribune, Dee DePass reports, “The Aveda Corp. in Blaine will sell its famed Aveda Institute Minneapolis and a sister operation in New York to a Louisiana company that owns a third of the Aveda-branded beauty schools. Beauty Basics Inc., a subsidiary of Aveda distributor Neill Corp., is expected to close on the deal in April, Aveda officials confirmed Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, including if it will include real estate or how many employees will be affected.”

The Strib’s Mike Hughlett and Evan Ramstad write: “Google is looking at building a giant Minnesota data center in Becker that would cost at least $600 million and be powered by two dedicated wind farms. The data center, essentially a big building full of servers, was disclosed Thursday in a regulatory filing by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, which would play a big role in the project.”

KSTP-TV say, “Hundreds of thousands of pills are prescribed to patients each year across Minnesota. And experts say tons of those prescription drugs and medical supplies go to waste, disposed of by patients unable to use them. But Minnesota could be on the verge of saving them for use by others. … [Patti Cullen, the President and CEO of Care Provider of Minnesota] estimates 29 tons of drugs are wasted in Minnesota each year, costing $16 million.”

Stribber Patrick Condon writes, “Minnesota’s members of Congress say they want the full federal government to reopen as soon as possible. But so far, all are sticking with their parties in the fight that’s led to the nearly three-week shutdown. For Democrats, that means repeated votes for bills to reopen federal agencies that President Donald Trump says he won’t sign without money to build a wall along the Mexico border. For Republicans, it means votes against those measures, even though they would put hundreds of thousands of federal employees back to work, including many in Minnesota.”

From the Washington Post, via the West Central Tribune: “After 21 years of marriage, Bill Henrichs and Mary Ziegler — once high school sweethearts — concluded that they were no longer a good match. The couple amicably divorced in 1995 and went their separate ways …. Every once in a while, they’d run into each other at a restaurant or grocery store in their town of St. Cloud, Minn. ‘Our interests were different,’ said Ziegler, 62. ‘But we were always good friends ….’ In February 2018, though, she and Henrichs learned they were a match in a different way. Henrichs’s kidneys were failing, and he was in need of a transplant. After nearly 40 family members and friends were tested as possible donors, only one person turned out to be a perfect match: Ziegler. There was never any question in Ziegler’s mind about whether she’d do it.”

At MPR, Cody Nelson reports, “The School of Environmental Studies is no ordinary high school. It’s tucked away in the woods on the edge of Apple Valley, on the grounds of the Minnesota Zoo. There are no sports fields, but there is a pond right out the front door where students learn to paddle and study the nutrients in the water. The curriculum is different too: It’s laser-focused on environmental issues, especially climate change.”

Also in the Strib, Neal Justin writes: “Mark Rosen’s farewell to WCCO-TV, his home for nearly 50 years, was filled with plenty of heartwarming memories — and sniffles — in a commercial-free broadcast Thursday that featured taped testimonials from Jim Nantz, Tom Lehman, Lindsay Whalen, Ron Gardenhire and other big names from the sports world. But it was the tributes from his colleagues, both past and present, that seemed to touch Rosen the most.”

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Henk Tobias on 01/11/2019 - 10:59 am.

    I was just thinking: What large corporation are my tax dollars NOT being tossed at? When can I expect to see the Google truck backed up to the Capitol and being loaded with our tax dollars?

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