FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - In late 2008, young Katie Minge was on Lori Viger’s mind and heart. Katie’s mom, Shelly Minge, a longtime friend of Lori’s, had battled cancer for years. Now Katie’s dad, Bob Minge, a cousin of Lori’s husband, Don Viger, had been diagnosed with cancer, too.RELATED CONTENT
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For months, my daughter was a daddy’s girl. And I was insanely jealous.
It started when my mom, a grandmother of three younger than 3, declared she was never again going to buy a toy made in China.