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Mom's missing smartphone had pix of infant


It’s not difficult or unusual to lose track of a smartphone, particularly for a multi-tasking mom, who was minding her two young children and filling out paperwork at Crow Wing County Community Services.

Whitney Thomsen of Pequot Lakes was on the second floor of the Community Services Building Wednesday waiting to fill out forms with two of her three children, ages 18 months and 6 weeks. That’s when she last used the smartphone her stepfather had given her as gift.

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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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