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Rapid response: Infant regains heartbeat after Bemidji officer, paramedics respond to call

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A 3-month-old Bemidji boy is in critical condition after a team of first responders helped revive him Memorial Day morning.

In the middle of his shift Monday, Officer Karson Otness, a nearly 17-year veteran of the Bemidji Police Department, was at the Law Enforcement Center when the call came in at 9:13 a.m.


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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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