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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.

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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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