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Saving mom’s memorabilia


The late Georgia Sedahl’s daughter, with the help of a Brainerd lawmaker, was able to save three pieces of memorabilia from the impending wrecking ball that’s scheduled to tear down buildings at the former Brainerd State Hospital site.

When Barbara Sedahl Eckenberg of Duluth learned the building named after her mother, longtime state hospital employee Georgia Sedahl, was slated to be destroyed this fall she knew she had to retrieve three items.

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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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