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Carol Schmidt, the owner of more than 50 dogs, holds Pugsley, one of her favorites, in the dogs' outside kennel. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Out of control: Woman says father's death, expenses led to too many dogs

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Carol Schmidt's father died two years ago this month and life hasn't been the same.

The 63-year-old rural Bemidji woman says she's lost 50 pounds and control of the last living connection between them: the father and daughter's stable of dogs, most of which are a cross of Chihuahua-Dachshund breeds.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and swagner@gfherald.com. 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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