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Minnesota-Based Jennie-O, Hormel donating $25,000 of reward money to Jayme Closs

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – Hormel Foods and Jennie-O will donate $25,000 to Jayme Closs, the company announced Wednesday. The funds were initially offered as reward money for information leading to the teen’s return. On Oct. 15, Closs was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, and both her parents were killed. She escaped on Jan. 10 and shortly after, her kidnapper Jake…

21-year-old man charged in Jayme Closs abduction, parents’ murders

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – Jake Patterson, 21, is now charged in connection with the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the murders of her parents, James and Denise, in their home in Barron, Wisconsin on Oct. 15. After missing for 88 days, Jayme escaped from Patterson’s home in Gordon, Wisconsin on Thursday and found help from a dog walker, who…

Dogwalker, Couple Describe Intense Moment They Found Jayme Closs

  GORD ON, Wisc. – Police are still trying to figure out how Jayme Closs got away from the home she was held. She escaped from captivity herself but was helped by neighbors in Gordon, Wisconsin. “It has been 88 days of hope for her safe return, 88 days of prayers for Jayme, her family, friends, our students, staff and…

Sheriff: Suspect in Closs Murders & Kidnapping Went Through Great Lengths to Evade Police

BARRON, Wisc. (FOX 9) – Law enforcement has recovered a shotgun consistent with the weapon used to kill Jayme Closs’ parents in October, police say. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald gave an update to the case Friday afternoon saying investigators recovered a gun “consistent with what was used at the scene of the homicide,” Oct. 15. The Sheriff says he is waiting for examination…

Selfie shows Jayme Closs reunited with aunt

A photo of Jayme Closs and her aunt and godmother Jennifer Naiberg Smith. It’s the first photo of Jayme since she has been reunited with her family. Photo Courtesy: Jennifer Naiberg SmithBARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – Jayme Closs and her aunt and godmother Jennifer Naiberg Smith are reunited Friday afternoon as shown in a selfie posted on Facebook . The photo shows a happy Naiberg…

In Primetime Address Trump Calls Illegal Immigration a “Crisis,” Pelosi Says President Has “Chosen Fear”

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says in an Oval Office address that there is a “growing humanitarian and security crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border, though crossings have fallen in recent years. The president said Tuesday night that all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal immigration. He says it strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. The president…

UPDATE: Man Who Died in Car in Grand Forks Identified

UPDATE: Police in Grand Forks have released the name of a man who was found dead in a car in a parking lot near Gateway Drive and Interstate 29. He was 60-year-old Larry Haroldson who had no permanent address. The cause of death has not been determined but police say there does not appear to be any signs of foul play….

Marine from Karlstad, MN fatally shot while on duty in Washington, D.C.

1/4 Officials have identified the Marine killed in a New Year’s Day shooting at a barracks in Southeast, D.C. as 20-year-old Riley Kuznia Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 U.S. Marine Riley Kuznia, 20, of Karlstad, Minnesota was fatally shot while on duty at a barracks in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of family) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide…

Report of suspicious letter at federal courthouse in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KFGO) – Police and fire crews were sent to the federal courthouse in Fergus Falls Thurs. morning to investigate a suspicious letter. Police say they were contacted by the US Marshal’s Service. They say given the potential threat and possible contents of the letter, standard procedures were used to ensure the safety of first-responders and those in…