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From left, Dylan Jahner's father, Rich, sister, Kaitlin, mother, Jennifer, and brother, Braden, look on Thursday morning as his casket is loaded outside John Roberts Grade School for transport to the Hettinger Cemetery. Dylan, 10, died last week after sustaining injuries from a June 12 vehicle-bicycle accident.

Hettinger remembers Dylan Jahner's precious gift

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HETTINGER - At the outset of Dylan Jahner's funeral Thursday morning, the overcast, damp and dreary weather reflected the mood of this southwest North Dakota community.

By the time Rich and Jennifer Jahner's 10-year-old son was laid to rest for a final time in the Hettinger Cemetery, however, skies had cleared, allowing warm beams of sunshine to cascade down on a town that needed it.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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