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Our most-read Vault stories in 2022

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John Denver is associated with the Rocky Mountains, but he married a Minnesota woman who was the muse for many of his songs, while the state's cold spring inspired his first number one hit.
RCA Records/1974
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These were our most-read Vault stories on postbulletin.com in 2022.

A look back at the Minnesotan who inspired more than one of his songs and how the state's cold spring inspired another.
A family of boaters discovered the baby on Sept. 5, 2011. While they believed they were picking trash from the water, they discovered a baby wrapped inside a tote bag.
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Days before an 'Unsolved Mysteries' episode aired on the disappearance of Joshua Guimond, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office released 28 images discovered on his computer.
The Post Bulletin's connection to one of the most depraved crimes in the Midwest.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the most famous prison break in history.  Evidence is now piling up that the three men survived and one even lived in Fargo.
On Sept. 7, 1876, the notorious James-Younger gang, led the famous outlaw Jesse James, attempted to rob the First National Bank of Northfield. Northfield citizens, made aware of the robbery attempt, confronted the robbers. The ensuing shootout led to three gang members being killed, three captured and the end of the nation's most dangerous gang of outlaws.
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A seemingly happy family ended in tragedy after the father bludgeoned his wife to death, suffocated his 9-year- and 22-month-old children, lit his house on fire and then hanged himself 38 years ago.
Her disappearance in Chisholm, Minnesota, remains unsolved, without much evidence. It prompted law enforcement agencies in the state's Northland region to create one of Minnesota's two child abduction response teams.
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Jaden Woodworth describes his memories of his mother, and tells how police claims drove a wedge between him and his father -- and how Dakota Spotlight's debunking of those claims might help reconnect them.
In August 1978, Deputy Richard Magnuson had been at the Roseau (Minnesota) County Sheriff’s Office for about 2 ½ months. On Aug. 2, 1978, his life was cut short at the age of 20 when he was the final victim of a series of killings by Gregory McMaster.

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Andrew Link has been the Digital Managing Editor at the Post Bulletin since 2021. He first joined the PB as a photographer in 2015. Readers can reach Andrew at 507-281-7427 or alink@postbulletin.com.
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