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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.


“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.
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