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A nurse at Essentia holds a newborn outfitted with a hat made by internal medicine chart scrubber Kayla Daugaard. Daugaard is one of many Northland knitters and crocheters creating warm clothing items for the newborns – and needy — in the area. Photo courtesy of Essentia.

Handmade donations help warm the Northland

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Thanks to generous northland knitters and crocheters, many babies born in Duluth hospitals during this chilly winter season have been gifted with a handmade hat. The hats come from all over, but they have one purpose – to provide some needed comfort and warmth to newborns and their parents.


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LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native that began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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