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Julie Sedin leads her 20-plus-year-old gelding Teddy out to graze Monday afternoon. Last week members of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Volunteer Rescue Squad freed Teddy after he became stuck in a bog. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

Ingenuity, plywood and sweat save horse stuck in Minnesota swamp

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DULUTH, Minn. - After hours of struggling to free a beloved horse from the mud, Julie Sedin was out of options when she called 911 in desperation Thursday evening.


The St. Louis County Search and Rescue Squad is dedicated to helping recover people from dangerous situations, but occasionally the volunteer crew agrees to broaden its mission to include equines in distress.

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