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Erma Iverson with her loyal pooch, Crackers. Submitted

Faithful companion guards woman during 20-hour ordeal

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Erma Iverson says she has lots to be thankful for after spending about 20 hours stranded and helpless outside her rural Yellow Medicine County home on a late September day and night.


The 79-year-old woman's first thanks go to her dog, Crackers, for keeping at bay coyotes and raccoons through the long night of her ordeal.

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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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