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Students at New Richmond High School got a wakeup call when Jeanne and Katrina Brown visited the school on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Jeanne and Katrina are the mother and sister, respectively, of Alex Brown.


Alex Brown was killed in a single vehicle accident on Nov. 10, 2009, a result of texting and driving. She was a senior in high school at the time.

Since Alex's death, the Browns have traveled the country to spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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