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A photo of David Lood (left) and Quincy Pederson at Lood's wedding. Pederson was the best man.

Drug relapse triggered former Two Harbors man's fatal tailspin

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Surrounded by photos of his best friend and the best man at his wedding, David Lood tries to hold back tears as he talks about Quincy Adam Pederson, the man he said was like his brother.


"He cared about everything. He just cared," said Lood, 39, who lives in Duluth and grew up with Pederson in Larsmont near Two Harbors. "That's what makes the last five days out of the last 38 years of unconditional caring so tragic. It's just so tragic."

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