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LITTLE FALLS SHOOTINGS: A community says goodbye


LITTLE FALLS —The gray skies and cold temperatures matched the mood Saturday as mourners gathered by the hundreds to say goodbye to the two Little Falls teenagers shot to death Thanksgiving Day at the home of Byron David Smith.

The parking lot at Living Hope Assembly of God Church just north of Little Falls was full long before the joint service for Nick Brady, 17, and Haile Kifer, 18, began. By the time the service started at 10 a.m., cars lined both sides of Haven Road.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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