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Hastings woman waits for news of missing parents after shipwreck

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People across the country are waiting to hear news of an American couple from White Bear Lake that were on board a cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, Italy, Jan. 13. A Hastings woman is among them.


Sara Heil, the daughter of Gerald and Barbara Ann Heil, is in Italy with at least one other family member, waiting at the scene of the shipwreck for divers to recover those who remain missing.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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