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Conquering grief with words

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In 2000 Afton resident Diane Dettmann went through one of the hardest times of her life -- the death of her husband.

"Our marriage for 28 years was just the two of us," she said. " We were totally intertwined and madly in love with each other.


"When he passed away it was the most devastating loss of my life -- I did not want to be in this life on this earth without him."

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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