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Minnesotans asked to remember Jacob Wetterling

Residents are encouraged to leave their porch lights on Saturday night in remembrance of Jacob Wetterling and other missing children. Wetterling was abducted 22-years ago on Oct. 22nd, 1989, near his home in St. Joseph. He was 11-years old at the time and hasn't been seen since.
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Residents are encouraged to leave their porch lights on Saturday night in remembrance of Jacob Wetterling and other missing children. Wetterling was abducted 22-years ago on Oct. 22nd, 1989, near his home in St. Joseph. He was 11-years old at the time and hasn't been seen since.

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