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Marlene and Mike Seerup, and their son, James Berg, 15, spent roughly six hours creating a portrait of Kaitlyn Berg, who was 4 years old when she was killed in a car accident in 2001. Her organs were donated to three people. (Submitted photo)

Cottage Grove family remembers young organ donor with Rose Bowl Parade float

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The annual Rose Bowl celebration in Pasadena, Calif., marked each New Year’s Day by a colorful parade of elaborately decorated floats, was the perfect stage for one Cottage Grove family to share their story of hope and new life more than a decade after tragedy.


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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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