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SIERRA the German shepherd is one smart puppy: She may have helped save the life of a rural DL woman whose home was damaged in a Tuesday morning fire.

Truly a best friend, dog alerts owner to burning house

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A rural Detroit Lakes woman is hugging her dog a little closer today after an early morning fire Tuesday.

Phyllis Leitheiser says she was laying in bed just before 7 a.m. when her five-year-old German Shepard, named Sierra, kept coming into her room trying to get her up.


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