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Dan Wessel and his wife, Kirsten, smile from their deck on the afternoon of July 11. (Echo Press photo by Eric Morken)

Faith in the face of fear

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Dan Wessel is living proof of the power of positive thinking. That and the importance of having great medical help on hand when tragedy strikes.


Wessel had both of those on May 22, and he's alive today because of it. The 51-year-old from Osakis has the attitude that he can tackle anything, which has helped him recover after undergoing triple-bypass surgery on May 28.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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