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High water threat leads to evacuation of family pets


Jersey and Buddy, Kay Rudolph’s two dogs, were escorted from their rural Motley home Thursday when water spilled over the banks of the Crow Wing River onto Rudolph’s driveway. Jersey, a boxer who doesn’t like water much, apparently didn’t think the evacuation was necessary.

“The Lab walked,” Rudolph said. “The boxer had to be pulled across.”

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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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