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Cloquet family survives carbon monoxide scare

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Jack Reynolds, head of respiratory therapy at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, has had first-hand job exposure to the health dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. And yet, when the CO detector in his home went off during the early morning hours of Jan. 21, he was skeptical about whether it was the "real thing."


"I deal with victims of CO poisoning all the time, and even so, I hesitated," he admitted.

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