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Jerry Hemstad, of Bemidji, was umpiring a game at the Bemidji softball complex Monday when he stopped his game and helped save a man’s life by administering CPR at another diamond. Pat Miller | Bemidji Pioneer

Umpire’s quick response helps save a life

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BEMIDJI — Jerry Hemstad’s dad was the fire chief in Walker and, as a kid in the early 1970s, Hemstad tagged along with his father and tried to learn as many lessons as possible about the whats, whys and hows of his dad’s profession.


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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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