SOLWAY, Minn.—Eleven years ago, Kent and Shantel Dudley adopted a child no one else would. Five-year old Travis had severe neurological issues, rendering him with the mental state of an infant. But they took him home to be a part of their family. Later, the Dudleys adopted another child no one would—and then another and another. Today, the Dudleys are full-time caretakers of six adopted children who have various medical needs. They're also foster parents for two others who they're in the process of adopting.
TENSTRIKE, Minn. — A local hunter got a glimpse of something he didn't necessarily expect wandering through his corner of the woods when he went out to hunt earlier this year. Scott Anderson was in his deer stand in the Tenstrike area the Sunday of rifle opener, Nov. 5, when a pack of 11 wolves came wandering in front of him. Although he'd heard wolves howling in the area throughout the years hunting at the location, he'd never actually seen any.