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Brinn, Jason, Johnna and Brielle Krabbenhoft stand near the new house they'll move into next year. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Family begins rebuilding lives after fire

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Brinn Krabbenhoft and her family learned the hard way it's better to give than receive.

When the family home and Brinn's home daycare was gutted by fire Sept. 4, offers of help started pouring in within hours of the blaze.


The Krabbenhofts found it difficult to accept the offers.

"I thought we'd only need help from the immediate family and there was the philosophy that, 'I can do this,'" Brinn recalled thinking.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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