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Langseth honored by Kiwanis organization

FERGUS FALLS -- The Minnesota-Dakotas District of Kiwanis International recognized Paul Langseth of Worthington with its Citizenship Award during its annual convention Aug. 5-7 in Fergus Falls.

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Paul Langseth, shown with wife Leanne, shows off the Citizenship Award he received earlier this month. (Special to the Daily Globe)

FERGUS FALLS -- The Minnesota-Dakotas District of Kiwanis International recognized Paul Langseth of Worthington with its Citizenship Award during its annual convention Aug. 5-7 in Fergus Falls.

The Past District Officers Association presents the award -- which could be called the “Heroism Award,” since the recipient must have been part of a heroic deed during the past year -- at each of the district organization’s annual conventions. Langseth was nominated by the Worthington Early Risers Kiwanis Club because they believed his actions perfectly matched the award’s requirements.

Langseth and his wife, Leanne, were driving on Minnesota 60 near Heron Lake on Aug. 31, 2015, when they witnessed a crash between two semi trucks. The driver of one of the semis was trapped beneath the steering wheel, and a fire was starting in the cab. Langseth helped a highway patrolman free the driver and pull him out of the cab. A short time later, the semi was engulfed in flames.

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The Minnesota State Patrol has recognized Langseth as a Good Samaritan and also with the Meritorious Citizenship Award.  

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