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To nowhere and back: Burmeister shares story of 1970 hijacking in book

July 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The banner headline on the front page of the Sept. 8, 1970, Daily Globe proclaimed “Hijackers threaten lives of 180,” and the Associated Press story beneath it recounted the taking of several airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), an Arab guerrilla organization. Continue Reading

Mental health patient overpowers driver, hijacks van in central Minnesota

October 13, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

OSAKIS – A patient being moved in a van from a state-run mental health facility in Fergus Falls, Minn., to the Twin Cities overpowered the driver Wednesday morning along the route in Todd County and fled alone in the vehicle, authorities said. Continue Reading