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Life saver honored

Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp presented Kathryn LaVelle with the Beltrami County Citizen’s Life Saving Award on Wednesday afternoon in recognition for her efforts and in helping save co-worker Steve Strasser on Jan. 19. Both LaVelle and Strasser work at Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, and when Strasser told LaVelle he wasn’t feeling good and was thinking of going home, LaVelle took him immediately to the emergency room where he suffered a severe heart attack while in the middle of an exam. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer