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DNA leads to suspect in 1984 slaying of Stillwater naval recruit in Florida

SANFORD, Fla. — Detectives investigating the three-decade-old slaying of a Navy recruit from Stillwater used genealogical research involving DNA to track down and arrest a suspect who was a one-time Navy training classmate of the victim, authorities in Florida said Thursday. Thomas Garner, 59, was...

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Stillwater family that escaped fire to be honored Friday at Mall of America

A Stillwater family who escaped a fire at their house last summer will be honored Friday, March 15, at Sea Life at Mall of America. The Hintze-Belland family will open a new $1 million “Brave the Rainforest” exhibit. Sea Life officials have dubbed them “Minnesota’s Bravest Family.” When a...

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