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Ben Nagel (second from left) traveled to Slayton to meet the family of his birth mother, Lynette Carlson (seated). Pictured is Mike Carlson (from left), Kim Carlson, Fran Carlson, Becky Arntson, Julie Bernhardt and Dan Carlson.(Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

The first family reunion

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SLAYTON -- Ben Nagel said he doesn't get nervous.

But last week was different.

And who can blame him. For the first time in his life, he was meeting the family of his birth mother, Lynette Carlson.


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