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(From left) T.H.U.G. Life success story Jake, Devon (a T.H.U.G. Life board member), Garrett and Sara Rank, pause for a moment while readying their home for the Thanksgiving holiday. (Photo by Sarah Young)

T.H.U.G. Life helps homeless teens start anew

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What do you think of when you think of home? The scent of dinner cooking in the air? Loved ones and friends in a cozy house, all together? Or do you think of sleeping in a car, or moving from couch to couch every few nights?


“Couch-surfing,” sleeping in cars and wondering where they’re going to sleep from one night to the next is a reality for many teens in the Somerset, Osceola and Stillwater area, Sara Rank said.

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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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