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'Off the rails': Sheriff details massive failure of Wetterling probe

Stearns County Sheriff Donald Gudmundson

Stearns Country Sheriff Don Gudmundson delivered a brutal assessment Thursday of the cascading errors and friction among law enforcement that let Jacob Wetterling's killer stay free for decades even as the evidence pointed overwhelmingly to Danny Heinrich.

MPR News: 'Off the rails': Sheriff details massive failure of Wetterling probe
APM Reports In the Dark: 'All of us failed': Law enforcement comes clean on botched Wetterling investigation

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A woman dressed in black and white stares into the middle distance, trying not to blink. Her eyes are wet. She holds an acoustic guitar to her chest, planted on a stage that’s big but not bare. She’s caught in a moment, hesitant to leave when she’s got so much pride and gratitude inside her.…

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