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Members of the Boondocks First Responders recently undertook training in the "Take Heart Minnesota'' initiative to improve the odds of surviving sudden cardiac arrest. Training are, left to right: Paula Peterson, Dee Knoshal, Lance Knoshal, Mark Morlock. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

When trouble strikes in the Boondocks


HAVELOCK TOWNSHIP, CHIPPEWA COUNTY -- Who do you turn to for help if you have an emergency in the middle of the boondocks?

Who else but the Boondocks First Responders, who have been responding to calls for help since 1991.

These volunteers will come to your aid if you're on the edges of the Boondocks too. The borders of their coverage area are loosely defined, says Lance Knoshal. He and his wife Dee, Chad Payne and Marc Stevens are charter members still serving the group.

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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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