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September 17, 2016
Alleged kidnapper Kinn faces new charges
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl was arraigned Friday on one charge of first-degree criminal sexual contact with a person younger than 13. Jacob William Kinn, 33, appeared in court for an omnibus hearing related to the kidnapping charge and was then...
September 17, 2016 - 12:51pm
September 13, 2016
Wrongly suspected, Wetterling neighbor says cops treated him unjustly
Daniel Rassier, a man wrongly suspected of abducting Jacob Wetterling, says he plans to sue law enforcement authorities for how they treated him. A Wetterling family neighbor and St. Joseph, music teacher, Rassier says police treated him like a murderer for years before another...
September 13, 2016 - 9:10pm
August 23, 2016
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
WALKER, Minn. -- The 25-year-old Coon Rapids, Minn., man arrested in connection with the abduction and death of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl...
August 23, 2016 - 1:25pm
June 27, 2016
Bemidji kidnapping suspect formally charged
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl was formally charged and appeared in court Monday. Jacob William Kinn, 32, was arraigned shortly after he was officially charged with one count of kidnapping. Kinn was arrested Thursday in connection with the...
June 27, 2016 - 2:45pm
June 24, 2016
Girl who went missing amid fire is back home and doing well, father says
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 5-year-old Bemidji girl police say was kidnapped has been reunited with her family and was doing well Friday, her father said. Brittany Balcer, 5, of Bemidji, was reported missing Wednesday after an overnight fire destroyed the trailer home of a family friend with...
June 24, 2016 - 8:04pm
March 8, 2016
Police seek information in abduction attempt
ST. PAUL PARK — Police are investigating a report that a man tried to lure a teen girl into his vehicle Monday morning. A 13-year-old girl told police about 10 a.m. that as she walked to school in the 900 block of Third Street in St. Paul Park, a man pulled up in a red vehicle and...
March 8, 2016 - 8:30pm
January 18, 2016
Iraq searching for three U.S. citizens reportedly abducted
BAGHDAD — Security forces in Baghdad were hunting for three U.S. citizens who Iraqi lawmakers said Monday had been kidnapped, which, if confirmed, would make them the first Americans abducted in the country since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. Unknown gunmen seized the trio from...
January 18, 2016 - 2:29pm
December 2, 2015
‘If this is the guy, we need to have answers’: Jacob Wetterling’s mom opens up on latest developments in his disappearance
PAYNESVILLE — Patty Wetterling is convinced authorities will learn if the man named recently as a “person of interest” in the abduction of her son Jacob was responsible for the crime. For Daniel James Heinrich “to be called a ‘person of interest,’ I mean that’s a strong...
December 2, 2015 - 8:22pm
June 3, 2015
Luverne man makes first appearance in abuse case
LUVERNE — A Luverne man facing multiple abuse-related charges made his initial appearance in Rock County District Court earlier this week. Jacob...
June 3, 2015 - 8:57pm
March 16, 2015
Garbage search case could affect Minnesota DNA law
ST. PAUL — Dru Sjodin’s mother and a New Mexico mom who also lost her daughter to murder spent a week lobbying Minnesota lawmakers about...
March 16, 2015 - 8:33pm
November 24, 2014
Grain bin kidnapping trial set
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — A pre-trial hearing Friday in Lyon County District Court for the suspect in a July grain bin kidnapping shed some light on the circumstances of the incident. According to court documents, Oriana Groppetti, 32, of Visalia, Calif., said that when she and her father,...
November 24, 2014 - 9:02pm
Kidnappers free American missing in Syria since 2012
DUBAI — Kidnappers in Syria have freed an American writer missing since 2012, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday, following what Qatari-owned TV station Al Jazeera said were efforts by the Gulf Arab state to win his release. Kerry said in a statement announcing the...
August 24, 2014 - 9:12pm
July 17, 2014
Suspect in Marshall store burglary returns to Nobles County court
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington woman arrested last Novemeber on charges of possession of an assault weapon, possession of stolen property and carrying a pistol without a permit — all in connection with the Borch’s Sporting Goods store in Marshall — was back in Nobles County...
July 17, 2014 - 9:15pm
October 18, 2012
Woman sentenced in Wal-Mart kidnapping
NEW ULM (AP) -- A Worthington woman accused of making a bomb threat, taking a Wal-Mart cashier hostage and forcing her into the parking lot was sentenced to about six months in jail. Elisheba Swett pleaded guilty in September to kidnapping and terroristic threat charges for the crimes...
October 18, 2012 - 10:08pm
July 22, 2011
FBI offers reward in alleged kidnap case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The FBI says it's offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a Minnesota man accused of abducting his estranged wife. Arrest warrants have been issued for Timothy Caskey on federal and state kidnapping charges, a state charge of...
July 22, 2011 - 12:37pm