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Rory Cochran (left), Kami Kobs, Easton D’Ambrosio and Drake Kobs crowd around Bailey, a retired therapy dog owned by Joan Berg, at a visit to the Somerset Public Library during story hour Dec. 11. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Sometimes a dog makes it all better

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The Somerset Public Library is going to the dogs.

Bailey, a shepherd-mix therapy dog, has spent her entire life around kids. She adores them and they adore her, said Bailey’s owner Joan Berg. Bailey and Berg visited the Somerset Library’s story hour kids on Wednesday, Dec. 11.


Berg lives on a farm near East Farmington, where she not only has dogs, but six horses that are used in the nonprofit River Valley Riders therapeutic riding program.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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