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Picking up the pieces


Measured in dollars and cents, the items Dennis Logelin and his crew found in the aftermath of Thursday’s fire that destroyed the Hillcrest Apartment building in south Brainerd don’t add up to much.

A Bible. A picture of a victim’s deceased husband. And perhaps the most surprising recovery, Bino, a cat who fled the scene only to return to hide under a bed in its former apartment.

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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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