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ND School for the Blind teaches adults to cope with vision loss

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Bob Klade sat poised in front of a large book, fingers on the page, reciting what sounded like a word game.
“B-E-A,” said Klade, of Thief River Falls, Minn. “I bet it’s going to be a ‘D.’ Bead. Let’s back up and see whe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND School for the Blind teaches adults to cope with vision loss

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Bob Klade sat poised in front of a large book, fingers on the page, reciting what sounded like a word game.
“B-E-A,” said Klade, of Thief River Falls, Minn. “I bet it’s going to be a ‘D.’ Bead. Let’s back up and see whe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fargo works to replace ‘chirping’ signals for the blind

October 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO When Sherry DeFrancesco moved from New York to Fargo in January, she wasn’t too concerned about navigating around town. Continue Reading

Blind dog, lost last month and thought dead, makes it back to San Antonio family for Christmas

December 25, 2011 in West Central Tribune

SAN ANTONIO – A blind dog that was lost and believed to be dead is reunited with his San Antonio family for Christmas, thanks to Craigslist, a school teacher and an animal care agency. Continue Reading

Blind, neglected dog is recovering; donations sought for her care

September 29, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Daisy is improving, but Mitchell Animal Rescue needs to raise $600 for surgery bill.

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Snow blind

December 17, 2010 in West Central Tribune

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Willmar man sentenced for running over blind pedestrian last November

June 24, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

A 56-year-old man was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail and fined $1,000 for running over a blind man who was trying to cross an intersection in Willmar last November. Continue Reading

Mattson gets jail time, fine, vision test for hitting blind man at busy Willmar intersection

June 23, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Gary Lee Mattson, 56, of Willmar, was sentenced this morning to 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine and a year of probation on a misdemeanor charge of failure to stop for a blind person for a Nov. 16 incident in which he ran over a blind man at First Street South and 19th Avenue in Willmar. Continue Reading