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  • Article by: CURT BROWN, ROCHELLE OLSON and PAT LOPEZ , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 7, 2007 - 6:35 AM

Over the weekend, workers pulled one car from the water, but Stanek said he could not say when they might begin to pull more cars or bridge pieces out. Stanek said that the recovery work is essentially "bank to bank" and that additional patrol boats are searching downstream 6 miles to the Ford Bridge.

Recovering, waiting

While the official numbers remain at five people confirmed dead and eight missing, only 10 bridge victims remained at area hospitals Monday. That includes five in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.

As two funerals were held Monday, the wait continued for others. Lisa Jolstad of Mora, Minn., said she's hoping for word about her husband Greg (Jolly) Jolstad in the next couple of days. She plans to stay home and wait for word. "When they find him, they will send a chaplain," she said.

Jolstad said she has been told her husband, a construction worker, is trapped under the bridge wreckage upstream, meaning divers should be able to find him.

"I just want to know where he is. I just want to get him out of the water," Jolstad said.


Staff writers Jim Foti, David Chanen, Herón Márquez Estrada, Jon Tevlin, Maura Lerner, Bill McAuliffe and Jeff Shelman contributed to this report.

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