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Jacob Wetterling's best friend relives abduction: From our archives, an interview with Aaron Larson, who was the last person to see Wetterling before he was abducted by a masked man in 1989.


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Quote of the day


"This doesn’t solve it, but it’s a good beginning to, hopefully, an end."

--St. Joseph resident Kevin Cox, on the announcement by authorities that Danny James Heinrich is a person of interest in case of Jacob Wetterling, the 11-year-old who disappeared from the town 26 years ago.

Worth a click


The Internet's most epic troll: Gizmodo introduces us to Kenneth McCarthy, better known as Ken M to the brands and people who follow brands on social media whom he expertly trolls with his carefully crafted persona as the world's least-informed Internet commenter. The whole post is hilarious, especially when Ken tries to convince Good Housekeeping readers that potatoes belong to the peanut family.

Talkers trivia


Want to win a Star Tribune t-shirt? We're going to try something new. Each Friday, we will include a trivia question based on the week's news. We can't prevent you from simply Googling the answer, so Googling is encouraged! The correct answer can be found buried somewhere in a story that appeared in Talkers this week. E-mail your answer to talkers@startribune.com by midnight on Sunday night. A winner will be selected at random from the correct responses. That lucky reader will receive one of these snazzy "In Sota We Say Pop" t-shirts and get a shoutout in Monday's newsletter. Prizes may change from week to week so watch this space!

Here is this week's question: What mythical animal was engraved on an ivory plaque found in an ancient warrior's grave that archaeologists unearthed recently in Greece?

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Happy Halloween from the digital team on the bridge of the Star Tribune Enterprise! (Photo: Jenni Pinkley/Star Tribune)