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Jairden Loukota, 2, got a helping hand from his brother Zach, 8, as they played

Toddler struck by golf club


IDEAL TOWNSHIP — Jairden Loukota is like any busy toddler.

He enjoys tagging along with his big brothers and sister, playing with his kitten and acting out his favorite lines from the Disney movie “Tangled.”

On Aug. 25, when Jairden was playing out in the family’s hayfield with his two older brothers, a freak accident saved Jairden’s life.

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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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