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High water threat leads to evacuation of family pets

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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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