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Phil Pierson is shown at 5 weeks old with his mother, Teresa Pierson. Phil Pierson's parents are blind, and he was born at home with his father delivering the baby. (1980 file / News Tribune)

Un-Fair Campaign opponent had unusual start in life

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When Phil Pierson's name first emerged as the leader of the effort opposing the Un-Fair Campaign, Georgia Swing did a double-take.

Now the News Tribune's managing editor, Swing is on her second stint at the newspaper, where she worked years earlier before leaving to teach at Marshall School. There, students asked what her most memorable news story was. She responded telling of a homebirth in Finland, Minn., by a blind couple, with the husband delivering the baby.

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