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Howard Paulson rings a bell for the Salvation Army as Ashley Halvorson makes a donation Monday in the Osgood Hornbacher's store in Fargo. Paulson decided to ring the bell as he has done in the past despite suffering a stroke. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Howard's gift: Even after stroke, 85-year-old helps with bell-ringing

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FARGO - A stroke that left Howard Paulson paralyzed on one side didn't stop him from ringing a bell for the Salvation Army.

The 85-year-old Bethany Homes resident spent an hour Monday at the Osgood Hornbacher's raising money for the community.


"He doesn't believe that sitting in the (wheel) chair will stop him from doing what he wants to do," said Joan Saye, Paulson's caregiver.

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