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Patty Wetterling: “I’m Not Strong. Jacob’s the Strong Force in My Life”

After months of silence, Patty Wetterling is speaking out about how she is moving on. Reporter Anndrea Anderson with our sister station, KDLT in Sioux Falls, Reports

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Patty Wetterling is trying to find out what’s next for her life. After her son Jacob’s remains were finally found after 27 years and his killer was put behind bars, she is trying to continue her own recovery. Anndrea Anderson sat down with patty to talk about the nearly 30-year ordeal. “They found some bones and…

Patty Wetterling Breaks Her Silence; Says She’s Still Learning Her “New Role”

Wetterling is speaking to the media for the first time since Danny Heinrich, the man responsible for kidnapping and murdering her son Jacob, was sentenced. Our Sister Station, KDLT, Interviewed Her For Our Story

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Patty Wetterling is in Sioux Falls, preparing to talk with health officials on how to promote child safety and prevent infant abductions. Wetterling is speaking to the media for the first time since Danny Heinrich, the man responsible for kidnapping and murdering her son Jacob, was sentenced. It took 27 years to solve the mystery. After…

Fargo Fire Department’s Captain Retires After 30 Years

Captain Ellis Aakre says he's "really appreciated the years"

A Fargo Fire Captain retires after 30 years of serving the community. Firefighters and law enforcement members joined Ellis Aakre and his family to celebrate his time with the department. Aakre started working with the department on January 26th, 1987, saying it was the best decision he’s ever made. He says he has many projects to look forward to, such…

Judge Exceeds Recommended Sentence in Gaarsland Beating Death

Scott Moen is given a 20-year prison sentence in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland

Scott Moen, the last of four men accused in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland, is given a 20-year prison sentence. This exceeds the 15-year sentence recommended by prosecutors¬†who say¬†Moen has been cooperative since his arrest. Moen was the first suspect to plead guilty in this case: one count of murder, and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault….