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Statue memorializing young accident victim stolen

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A woodcarving that evoked memories of 3 1/2-year-old Jack Larson, the boy who died in a traffic death in Merrifield in May of 2009, has been stolen from the pole barn of the victim’s grandparents.

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Donna Larson, the boy’s grandmother, said Wednesday the woodcarving had been stored away during the winter and the theft of the 200-300-pound elephant was discovered last weekend.

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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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