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In emergency, Facebook provides Yellow Medicine Co., Minn., native a helping hand


FAIRBANKS, ALASKA -- A Yellow Medicine County native who lives in a remote and roadless area north of Fairbanks, Alaska, turned to social media when his wife continued to suffer debilitating pain.

It may have saved her life.

The Fairbanks News Miner newspaper reported Thursday that Rena Ose, 68, was doing well at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with her husband, Duane, 69, at her side.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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