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Summary: The search for Mandy Marie Matula, 24, Eden Prairie, Minn., who has been missing in the early hours of Thursday, May 2, 2013. … Updated October 26, 2013: Investigators believe human remains found by a hiker in Stearns County Mississippi River Park around at 2 p.m. are those of Mandy Matula.

Summary: Late Friday afternoon, July 1, 2011, a line of severe thunderstorms hit St. Cloud, Minn., and surrounding communities with heavy rain, large hail, and near-hurricane-force downburst winds of 65 to 70 miles an hour toppling hundreds of trees, some of which landed on buildings and vehicles. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 3, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner described 54-year-old music teacher Dan Rassier as a “person of interest” in the abduction of Jacob Wetterling at the end of the Rassier driveway on the evening of Oct. 22, 1989. Aubrey Immelman discussed aspects of criminal motive and the likely offender profile, noting the need for a linkage analysis involving the unsolved kidnapping and sexual assault of Jared S. in Cold Spring and the unexplained disappearance of Joshua Guimond from the campus of St. John’s University.

May 24th, 2011

Summary: Current weather conditions in Minnesota. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 24, 2010, Aubrey Immelman featured an investigative report on new developments in the case of missing St. John’s University student Joshua Guimond, by KMSP Fox 9 TV in the Twin Cities. He also reported his analysis, for NPR, of the socio-historic implications of severe economic recession in conjunction with a diminished sense of national potency.

Aug 14th, 2010

Summary: On Friday, August 13, the Sartell-Rice area in Central Minnesota was hit by near-hurricane force straight-line winds. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on August 14, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that Bachmann was at it again, making false or outrageous claims in the national media and then playing the victim by leveraging her disingenuousness, incendiary rhetoric and political paranoia into campaign cash.

Nov 23rd, 2008

Summary: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell, Minnesota.

Sep 1st, 2008

Summary: On the 49th day of his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman visited the St. Stephen Parish Festival with his four children. Afterwards, he made a detour through Rice on the way home to Sartell, for an update on shoreline restoration and water quality issues on Little Rock Lake in Benton County. He also posted updates on Hurricane Gustav, which made landfall as a Category 2 storm near Cocodrie, La.