Local view: No child should have to wonder why they’ve been abandoned

September 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune

My heart was in my throat after reading Wednesday’s front-page article about the daughter of Minnesota House candidate Erik Simonson (“Simonson’s daughter says he abandoned her”). Not only did I feel for Simonson’s daughter, Leah, and for her mother, I could relate. I’ve lived a similar situation in my family.
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