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It has been almost four months since the accident on the outskirts of Menahga, yet the memories of the incident are still very present.


It was Sept. 4 and Damien Longhi was off to his first day of school at Menahga High School. He was carpooling with his cousin, Mike Bierdemann, and neighbor, Ernie Freeman.

"For some reason I had a bad feeling in my stomach, this really bad feeling," said Katie Rippentrop, mother to Longhi, 15. Her intuition turned out to be correct.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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