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Marcella Richman of Valley City, N.D., was a third-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary in the early 1960s. Some former students located her through her daughter, Ann Cease of Bemidji. Forum Communications Co. Photo/David Samson

Finding Miss Swanke: Students track down beloved teacher through daughter in Bemidji

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FARGO, N.D. -- This is a tale of gratitude.

It's also a tale of reunion, faith and healing.

It's about two little boys, now grown men, who were influenced by a dynamic young teacher.


So much so that nearly 50 years later, these former students at Fargo's Roosevelt Elementary remember her with an awe usually reserved for sports heroes.

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