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Everyone Has a Story: Kathy KasaKaitas, caring for all creatures Video included

Caring for creatures has always been a passion for Kathy KasaKaitas. There's not a single one that doesn't get the care and attention she thinks it deserves. From the teeny tiny to the unusual ones.  Kathy has dozens of bats in her care right now. 

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Everyone Has A Story: De Soto brothers enjoy sport of Pack Burro Racing Video included

Pack Burro Racing is a sport indigenous to the state of Colorado.  Next year marks its 70th anniversary. In the early days of the mining, miners would take burros, the Spanish word for donkey, through the mountains of Colorado to search for minerals and gold.    

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Everyone Has a Story: Coon Valley woman turns hobby into business Video included

Sarah Pederson is a self taught artist who never imagined she would be paid for doing what she loves. Sarah's hobby blossomed into a business when she created a specialized niche in the French Trompe l' oeil style of painting that aims to fool the eye.

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Everyone Has a Story: Viterbo Teacher Takes Music Lesson to the Extreme

Mary Ellen Haupert is many things including an established musician and teacher but she doesn't let labels define her. "Society doesn't have to tell me that I have to stay home all the time. Society doesn't have to tell me that everyday there is this fixed thing that you do and that's all that's really expected of you."

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Everyone Has a Story: Hannah Erdman Wins Battle with Chronic Pain Video included

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) --- In this month's edition of "Everyone Has a Story" we learn how a 19 year old woman from Reedsburg kicked her reliance on pain medication after a year and a half. Hannah Erdman said she had enough of feeling bad. 

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Everyone Has a Story: Farrier Chuck Potter works on 30 animals a day Video included

When Chuck Potter shows up he means business. "Anything that has a hoof on it, it's the farrier's job to take care of," said Potter. Typically it's horses, donkeys, and goats, but here at the Money Creek Buffalo Ranch, Chuck gets a little bit of everything.

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"Everyone Has a Story" - The Two Wendy/Wendi Frankes Video included

Wendy Franke and Wendi Franke say there were lots of clues that their worlds were about to collide starting over a decade ago.

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"Everyone Has a Story" - Bangor Man makes soap for the poor Video included

82-year-old Dennis Wood was quite the adventurer...hiking, hunting and exploring in countries all over the world. Wood said the hardest part of his travel though was seeing how poor people are in other countries and how much is wasted in the United States.

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Everyone Has a Story: Donna Murphy teaches kids cycle of life at farm camp Video included

Onalaska, Wisconsin (WXOW) --- There's a heightened sense of curiosity among the kids on the first day of farm camp. Donna Murphy says she wouldn't have it any other way. "I like creativity, imagination. I like outside the box...that's what you get with kids," said Murphy.

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Dim Sum Tea Shop Owner sharing passion for tea with La Crosse Video included

The Dim Sum Tea Shop in downtown La Crosse was Kelly Dang's other option. The former math teacher with 17 years under her belt, intended to continue teaching in the United States after moving here from China in 2008 but she couldn't find a job.

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Everyone has a Story - Lenny Matiak

Spend some time with Lenny Matiak and you'll see that he likes to joke around.

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Everyone has a story... Mario Street proves you can change your life for the better Video included

Mario Street might seem like an unlikely person to rap about goodness and peace since his past tells a totally different story but the singer is helping people find hope. 

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