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SIBLEY, Iowa -- "911, What is your emergency?" the dispatcher asks the caller.

On the other end of the line is a 6-year-old girl, crying that her mommy's old boyfriend is in the house. He yelled at, hit and hurt her mommy.


The little girl is screaming ... crying ... her voice is trembling. She wants to see if her mommy is OK, but the dispatcher tells her to stay put.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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