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Steve Huotari helped perform CPR on a girl who nearly drowned Wednesday at the Mooreton, N.D., pond. David Samson / The Forum

Fargo man rescues girl in pond

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Steve Huotari failed the required CPR course at Moorhead High School twice before passing it on the third try.

"So, I got a lot of training," he said.


That training proved potentially lifesaving Wednesday when the 20-year-old Fargo man and his mother kept a young girl who nearly drowned in a Richland County pond alive until police and paramedics arrived.

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