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10-year-old beagle helps to bring smiles to the faces of residents, staff at Willmar nursing home

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WILLMAR - It's mid-morning, and Baily is making the rounds at Infinia.

As the 10-year-old beagle trots down the hall, there's a constant stream of attention from residents, staff and visitors.


Marlys Schafer, finance director, reaches down to pat him on the head.

"He's just wonderful. He's so friendly," she said. "The residents love him."

Since January, Baily has been coming to work five days a week with his owner, Don Burr, a social worker at Infinia.

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