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Kim and Stacy Weishair of Pelican Rapids speak about the loss of their teenage daughter, Jessica, who died in a bus crash last spring. (David Samson/The Forum)

Pelican Rapids to gather and grieve for high school student killed in bus accident a year ago

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PELICAN RAPIDS - Last week, the Weishairs gathered in daughter Jessica's bedroom, where they're sometimes a bit reluctant to venture these days. Everything was as she left it, except for an unpacked suitcase.


They sang "Happy Birthday." They had the rich chocolate cake Jessica loved. They went to her grave, in a Scandinavian church cemetery, with a cluster of balloons.

"We released them so they would go up to heaven," said Jessica's mom, Stacy.

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