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Karen Frank of Dickinson looks out over the water Thursday at the Bruce Kary Youth Fishing Area at the Dickinson Dike. Frank's son, Nevin, who lost his life to suicide in 2006, used to spend a lot time fishing at the dike, she said.

Mourning walk: Families gather to raise awareness of suicide prevention


If you go

What: Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide

When: 10 a.m. today

Where: Heart River Retreat on West Broadway, Dickinson

When Karen Frank thinks about her son, Nevin, she remembers him being full of life.

"If someone was having a bad day, he was the first one to give them a pick-me-up," Frank said. "Everybody liked him. He didn't segregate people -- he accepted everyone for who they are."

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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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