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Bemidji woman allowed to keep 7 dogs; dozens to go to shelter

January 26, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Most of the dogs will go, seven will stay and a few could be returned home once they’ve been neutered or spayed and her house is cleaned. That is what 63-year-old Carol Schmidt agreed to Wednesday. Continue Reading

82 dogs removed from rural Indiana home

January 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Animal control officers and Porter County deputies used four trucks to take 55 canines from the Chesterton-area home on Wednesday then returned Thursday to take 27 more. The dogs are being evaluated by veterinarians. Continue Reading

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Annie’s Mailbox: Hubby helping family not worth destruction of marriage

December 10, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Kirk” for 23 years. The problem is my in-laws. They always come to us when they are in need, and this occurs on a routine basis. Continue Reading

Hoarders just can’t let go of their stuff

November 19, 2010 in DL-Online

With the advent of reality television series like “Hoarders” and “Hoarding: Buried Alive,” public attention has become sharply focused on a form of compulsive behavior that can, if left untreated, jeopardize not only a person’s livelihood and financial standing, but also their interpersonal relationships and even their health. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Clearing clutter a battle

August 23, 2010 in INFORUM

I only watch two reality-TV shows with regularity: “The Biggest Loser” because it makes me feel thin (until the final weeks) and “Hoarders,” which makes me feel like a better housekeeper. Continue Reading