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The Twardowski family, from left, Tiahna, Madison, Kory, Emry, Jessie and Tyson gather at their Dickinson home after school Tuesday. Kory returned from a 10-month tour with the National Guard's 818th Engineer Company in Afghanistan last week.

Welcome home, Twardowski: ND National Guardsman returns from Afghanistan as the Easter Bunny


Sgt. Kory Twardowski of Dickinson isn't the type of guy you'd expect to be described as cute, fuzzy and cuddly.

In the place Kory was for the past 10 months, facing the things he faced, there isn't any room for those things.

After he returned from a tour of duty half a world away last weekend, however, he went from being Sgt. Twardowski back to being dad -- and being dad meant dressing as a life-sized Easter Bunny.

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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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