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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


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 and Somerset. 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 husband Mike and daughter Carolina.  
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