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Betty Hess, left, looks on as her granddaughter Jeannette Hess, right, is splashed by a playful dolphin during a Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii. (Photo courtesy / Jeanette Hess)

Gackle girl’s wish comes true: Teen swims with dolphins as part of a Make-A-Wish expedition

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GACKLE, N.D. — A wish came true for Gackle teen Jeanette Hess recently when she swam with dolphins in Hawaii on a birthday expedition funded by Make-a-Wish North Dakota.

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“I’m a major animal lover, and I’ve always found dolphins interesting,” Hess said. “How they act — it reminds me of little kids.”

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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