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Matter of Life & Death: Woman diagnosed with ALS plans a living funeral

March 15, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

HERON LAKE Long before she faced a devastating medical diagnosis (and long before there was a movie by the name starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson), Darlene Jibben had a bucket list things she wanted to do before she “kicked the bucket.” Continue Reading

2013 Black Woods Blizzard Tour

February 7, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Because they can, they walk to fight ALS

August 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Dear Shirley, the sun beats down. Hot, dry winds blow across the bluff above the South Platte River in Colorado where Carol (my daughter and your niece) was buried last December. Continue Reading

Minnesota legislators remember Granite Falls colleague

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

State Sen. Gary Kubly, 68, died in a St. Paul hospital Friday after suffering a medical problem Wednesday morning. He was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, also known as ALS, in 2010 and his health gradually failed since then. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Battle lost for her ‘Christmas Carol,’ but war with ALS goes on

December 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Carol was ready as she put it to be free of her broken body and embrace eternal life. Yet, she always thought about what she could do, not what she had lost. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Battle continues against ALS

September 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dear Shirley,
They are lacing up their walking shoes around Pittsburgh this week. Saturday, your nephew, Bob, and his family will be out taking part in the Walk to Defeat ALS. Continue Reading

ALS walk set for Saturday at University Park

April 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Third Annual Walk to Defeat ALS in Grand Forks will begin Saturday morning at University Park to benefit The ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter. Continue Reading

Kubly diagnosed with ALS; senator focused on legislative duties

January 24, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Trying to solve the state’s massive budget deficit, and meeting the needs of his constituents are the challenges that remain front and center in the mind of State Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls. He’s not going to let a recent diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis keep him from doing his job. “I can’t just sit around here feeling sorry for myself,” said Kubly, 67.
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ALS claims life of true civil servant

November 5, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The first time I covered a forest fire as a newspaper reporter, the U.S. Forest Service gave me a T-shirt.
Actually, a forest ranger gave me the shirt, and it wasn’t until a few weeks after I returned from the fire west of Custer to the newspaper bureau in Pierre. The bureau was in the same office building as the Forest Service’s Fort Pierre National Grasslands office. A gem of a guy named Tony DeToy was the ranger in charge 10 years ago. Continue Reading