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A 45,000-pound excavator, mired in a swamp near Merrifield, was pulled out of th

Excavator finally pulled from swamp


They got it out. It took four days of effort, three bulldozers, an excavator and more than a half-mile of winch cables, but a Tom’s Backhoe excavator that was stuck in a swamp near Merrifield was freed from the muck Thursday.

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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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