It was a case of mistaken identity on the part of The Dispatch on the front page of Wednesday's edition.
Kathy Northburg of the Brainerd women's shelter should have been identified as the woman at the Brainerd memorial service who said the Wellstones were like family to her.
The Dispatch story on the Wellstone tribute at the First Congregational Church incorrectly identified the speaker as Kathy Nornberg of Pillager.
Kathy Nornberg issued this statement today:
"After the plane crash I talked to my children and explained that although this is a very serious tragedy we need to understand what this man believed in. I want to make it clear I was not at the memorial service and I don't endorse any of the Wellstone campaign issues. We are a committed Christian family that is pro-life and Jesus Christ is to be honored in our family."
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