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Speaker sheds light on disorders caused from drinking while pregnant


WILLMAR -- A baby doll with scrawny legs and a misshapen face was passed from hand to hand Thursday, giving participants at the seventh annual Community Conference on the Brain an idea of what infants with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders look like.

Kari Fletcher knows firsthand what it looks like. She also knows how children act when they have permanent brain damage caused by a mother's consumption of alcohol during pregnancy.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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