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Brainerd fireman Clint Langeraud.

The life of a firefighter


Clint Langerud's life has changed this past year and the Brainerd resident wouldn't have it any other way.

His life revolves around a pager he wears on his belt buckle 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It doesn't matter if he and his wife Christi are having dinner at a restaurant or are at home bathing their two young boys. If the pager sounds, everything is dropped and Langerud is off to respond to a fire call.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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