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Jul 1st, 2010

Summary: On Wednesday, June 30, 2010 — more than 20 years after Jacob Wetterling’s abduction on Oct. 22, 1989 — law enforcement converged on the farmstead on the outskirts of St. Joseph, Minn., where a masked man took Jacob at gunpoint at the approach to the driveway of 29748 91st Ave, home Robert and Rita Rassier and their son Daniel Rassier. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 1, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that PolitiFact’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Truth-O-Meter rated Rep. Michele Bachmann’s “ridiculously false statement” that the Constitution only requires people to tell the Census Bureau how many individuals are in their home as [Liar, Liar] Pants on Fire.

May 24th, 2010

Summary: Investigative report on new developments in the case of missing St. John’s University student Joshua Guimond, from KMSP Fox 9 TV in the Twin Cities. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 24, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported speculation that Tarryl Clark, assistant majority leader in the Minnesota state senate, would join the race for the Democratic endorsement to run against Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) in the 2010 general election for U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District.