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Courtesy Photo Beach native Mitch Hildebrant celebrates with a girl named Simile after seeing each other in Swaziland, Africa. Hildebrant is in North Dakota for a visit after falling ill after what was supposed to be a routine appendectomy. He was in a South African hospital for about five months. He will have surgery in South Carolina in January and will return to his home in Africa by mid-February.

Surgery and back to Africa for Beach native

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After a visit back on the farm and what is hopefully a final surgery, Christian missionary with Children's Cup and Beach native Mitch Hildebrant can't wait to return home to Africa to continue the work he and his wife, Charlotte, began more than two years ago.


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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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