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Les and Landon Hochstetler share a laugh in the family’s kitchen Friday morning. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Never give up: Life with Landon

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At 2 a.m. quiet and darkness have settled over most of Becker County.

But heading north past the tiny town of Richwood toward Strawberry Lake, there sits a modest, green house from which a single light can sometimes be seen shining from a bedroom window.


That’s where Gayle Hochstetler sits up, searching every corner of the internet for new ways to possibly help her 20-year-old son, Landon, who sleeps just across the house.

Her desperation outweighs her exhaustion.

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