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Arlin Melgaard, 71, of Bemidji, was surprised Saturday when his daughter presented him re-issued service medals and badges representing his 40-year military career. His daughter, Angie Kamin of Fargo, worked to have the items reissued after they were stolen from his home at Christmas time two years ago. Steve Wagner | Bemidji Pioneer

‘On the mend’ – Daughter surprises father with medal ceremony


BEMIDJI – Two years ago, while vacationing at Christmas time, someone broke into Arlin Melgaard’s home.


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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and Prior to joining the Herald, Wagner worked at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He also previously worked at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa.
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