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August 21, 2018

Expert Says Tibbetts Family has Long Road to Recovery

Authorities say Christian Rivera led them to Mollie Tibbetts' body in a cornfield roughly ten miles away from her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. That's where Tibbetts was last seen running on July 18.

–ABC News

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August 8, 2018

Search continues for missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

Nearly 300 miles south of the Twin Cities, the search for Mollie Tibbetts intensifies. On July 18, the 20-year-old went for a jog in the small town of Brooklyn, Iowa and she hasn’t been seen since.

–Fox 9

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August 6, 2018

Sarah Stultz: If you see something suspicious, say something

I don’t know about you, but the news Saturday that there was an attempted abduction at the Freeborn County Fair put me a little on edge.

–Albert Lea Tribune

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July 29, 2018

Free mandated reporter training to be held Aug. 28

Alison Feigh with the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will be presenting on mandated reporting including signs, symptoms and patterns of abuse or maltreatment, the process and best practices for reporting along with a discussion using scenarios.

–Winona Daily News

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June 29, 2018

Former Classmate Continues Search For Wendy Khan

To help assist in the search for missing 46–year–old Wendy Khan of Mankato, a former classmate has decided to join forces with a couple organizations.

–KEYC Mankato

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June 26, 2018

Editorial: Be vigilant in teaching children about personal safety

Every time local law enforcement releases information that a high-risk predatory offender is moving into our community, questions surface about why that person may be able to be released and what the guidelines are for offenders.

–Albert Lee Tribune

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June 8, 2018

She disappeared in 1988. Now Lake Elmo gatherings set to stir new clues

Friends and family of Susan Swedell are hoping a ceremony this weekend will help bring attention to her case. Swedell, 19, went missing during a blizzard in Lake Elmo on Jan. 19, 1988, and hasn’t been seen since.

–Pioneer Press

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May 14, 2018

Swanson case still unsolved

Ten years have gone by and Brandon Swanson is still missing. Reflecting on the last decade, however, those closest to the investigation and search efforts remain hopeful that concrete answers will come someday.


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April 14, 2018

'Amazing Eight' get national recognition

A Park Rapids woman was among eight sisters, six of them victims of childhood sexual abuse by a family member, recently featured in "People" magazine.

–Park Rapids Enterprise

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February 1, 2018

Predatory offender community meeting is Feb. 12

A community notification meeting on a level 3 predatory offender moving to Red Wing will be held 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 in the lower level of the Red Wing Public Library.

–Red Wing Republican Eagle

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December 6, 2017

Why did Jacob Wetterling’s abduction hit us so hard? Filmmaker tackles that question

Jerry and Patty Wetterling stand in the middle of their kitchen in St. Joseph, riffling through their notes as they prepare to address the media for the first time since authorities had arrested and named Danny Heinrich as a “person of interest” in their son Jacob’s abduction.

–Pioneer Press

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November 8, 2017

Jacob Wetterling Foundation Teaching Elementary Students About Personal Safety

The Legacy of Jacob Wetterling continues to live on with the Jacob Wetterling Foundation’s efforts to promote kids’ personal safety.

–FOX 21

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October 20, 2017

Running HOME for Jacob 5K is coming up

The 2nd Annual Running HOME for Jacob 5K is Saturday, Oct. 21 at Lake Phalen Park.

The event supports the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC), an organization dedicated to creating a world where kids can grow up safe.


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September 5, 2017

TPC Rose hosts annual golf event

TPC Rose, a group of about 70 philanthropic women members of TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, held its eighth annual women’s golf tournament Aug. 22 at TPC Twin Cities, 11444 Tournament Players Parkway.

–Quad Community Press

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September 2, 2017

Minnesota briefs: Wetterling Center opens new office

The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center celebrated moving to a new, larger office in Minneapolis on Wednesday. The resource center, which started in 1990 in St. Joseph, Minn., now has five full-time staff members and provides education, training and support for families of missing children and adults across the U.S.

–Star Tribune

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September 1, 2017

Child safety experts dispel myths and share tips

Family safety was the theme of the most recent presentation in a community education series hosted by the nonprofit St. Croix Family Resource Center at St. Paul Lutheran Church July 31.

–The Lowdown

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August 24, 2017

Funds raised for JWRC echo Jacob’s 11 in numerous ways

This year to raise funds for the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, for the first time we shifted our Wilderness Backpacking Trek from backpacking to car camping complemented by a series of day hikes.


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August 17, 2017

Eden Prairie residents learn about Level 3 predatory offender

More than 30 people gathered at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Aug. 16, to get their questions answered and express concerns about a Level 3 predatory offender who is moving to Eden Prairie.

–Eden Prairie News

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July 21, 2017

Community event highlights personal safety

Next in its series of community-building events, the St. Croix Family Resource Center will host a safety workshop at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stillwater Monday, July 31.

–The Lowdown

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July 12, 2017

BCA Exhumed Remains Of Woman Found Near Lilydale

Last summer, the BCA exhumed the remains of five people from Twin Cities cemeteries. Their identities were unknown at the time of burial.

–Mendota Heights Patch

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June 21, 2017

Kids can apply for All-Stars program

A movement to honor the memory of Jacob Wetterling has surfaced in a program coordinated by the St. Cloud Rox and Sentry Bank.


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June 5, 2017

Newlywed disappears without a trace, last seen at Minneapolis bar

The last anyone heard from 20-year-old Segundo Lema was two months ago. The young newlywed and father has yet to place a phone call and hasn't showed up to work, which has rattled the family still waiting for his return.

–Fox 9

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