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Brian Bangtson sat with his fiancée, Brenda Majerus. Bangtson has been paralyzed from the chest down since 2005, but still carves beautiful duck decoys. (Contributed photo)

Osakis man keeps carving beautiful ducks despite paralysis

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Brian Bangtson of Osakis carves beautiful decoys with dexterity and taste. What's so miraculous about this?

Bangtson, 47, was paralyzed from the chest down in 2005.


A staph infection in the fall of 2005 left Bangtson paralyzed in the hospital for more than 15 weeks.

The terrible news of his paralysis didn't put a damper on his spirits.

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