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EVERYDAY PEOPLE: "Maddie's Team" provides support for adoptive family

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When a stranger in an ocean-side Haitian community handed Tracey Malone of Baxter a baby, in hopes the infant might have a better life with her in the United States the enormity of the problems in that ravaged country hit home with her.

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“I sat for two hours,” the veteran of five Haiti mission trips recalled. “I cried.”

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
(218) 855-5860
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