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Father of Moorhead burn victim: 'He stood between the devil and my son'

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MOORHEAD - The father of the 12-year-old boy who survived a gas-fueled explosion Sunday in Moorhead knows that Dane Tvedt never made it to his son's side.

But he still sees Tvedt's rush toward the blast and his sudden and mysterious death as a sacrifice.

"It's like he stood between the devil and my son," said Bill Smith, the boy's father. "This was a thing of the spirit. Dane gave his life to save my son's."

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Dave Roepke
Dave Roepke is the news director for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Previously, he was a reporter who covered a variety of beats at one time or another for The Forum, including courts/crime, city/county government and nightlife/entertainment. He's been with The Forum since 2004. He's a native of Iowa and a graduate of Iowa State University. 
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