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LeRoy and Betsy Bond of Cloquet enjoy a quiet moment at home with their dog, Billy. LeRoy is currently receiving in-home hospice care through St. Luke's after being diagnosed with lung cancer and COPD. Wendy Johnson/

Our Neighbors....Hospice means home for Cloquet couple

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Betsy Bond said she's learned to be a "meant to be" kind of person. After working as a seamstress for Stearns Manufacturing for 24 years, the company closed and she found herself out of a job, wondering what she was going to do. Three months later, she landed a job at Members Cooperative Credit Union. When she was laid off from that job during the economic downturn of 2009, once again she was crestfallen.


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