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Lori Kettner, despite being legally blind and colorblind, runs an alterations business out of her Fergus Falls, Minn., home. Her husband helps her match colors of material and thread. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Carrie Snyder

Blind woman finds passions in ‘things my eyes tell me I shouldn’t do’

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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – She talks excitedly about a blush-pink wedding gown, the charcoal grey of a bridesmaid’s dress and lush ivory lace she picked out for a customer.


Her hands deftly guide fabric through the sewing machine in her basement shop – eyes trained intently and face just inches from her work.

Yet, they are colors she can’t detect and details she struggles to see.

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