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Mission firefighters to rally for premature twins, family


Two premature twin boys are now working to grow bigger and stronger in a Duluth hospital while their hometown community is rallying around their family.

A spaghetti dinner benefit is being planned from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Mission Town Hall for Aimee and Zac Watson. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 5 and younger. Raffles and a silent auction are planned. The benefit is sponsored by the Mission Township Firefighters Relief Association.

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Jodie Tweed
Jodie Tweed has been a staff writer at the Brainerd Dispatch since May 1997, primarily covering education and writing human interest stories. She also took over as HealthWatch editor in the spring of 2010. A graduate of Pequot Lakes High School, she received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Bemidji State University and her master’s degree in mass communications at St. Cloud State University. She previously worked as news director at KLKS Radio in Breezy Point and was a media consultant at a Twin Cities public relations firm. She also worked as a staff assistant for the former “Nashville Now” television show on The Nashville Network while attending college in Nashville. She and her husband, Nels, have three daughters, Erika, 17, Madeline, 2, and Beatrice, who was born in April 2011.