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Jessica Colby, left, and her sister, Allison, are shown earlier this month in Japan. Jessica and her family in Velva, N.D., have not heard from Allison since a tsunami hit Friday near Sendai, Japan, where she was living. Special to The Forum

Where is Allison? North Dakota native missing in Japan

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Jessica Colby received a text message early Friday morning from her sister saying the area where she lived north of Sendai, Japan, was hit with a large earthquake.


The text messages from Allison Colby continued through the early morning, stating she was safe and planned to stay with one of her fellow English teachers.

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