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Reading With Shadow

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Shadow, a 6-year-old collie, listens to Aana Stapleton read with her brother, Dale, Thursday, June 27, at the Brainerd Public Library. Shadow, a reading therapy dog, and his owner Susan Hendrickson visit the library each Thursday morning in the summer and afternoons during the school year. Furnished with a soft bed, Shadow has been listening to children read in his listening room each week for three years. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

Shadow, a 6-year-old collie, listens to Aana Stapleton read with her brother, Dale, Thursday, June 27, at the Brainerd Public Library. Shadow, a reading therapy dog, and his owner Susan Hendrickson visit the library each Thursday morning in the summer and afternoons during the school year. Furnished with a soft bed, Shadow has been listening to children read in his listening room each week for three years. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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