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Walfrid David Ashlie "Dash" Johnson, seen here in 2006, was robbed, beaten and left unconscious along Duluth's Lakewalk early on the morning of May 20. Johnson's family is pleading for help in finding his assailants. (Submitted photo)

Why was UM-Duluth student left for dead on Lakewalk? Police, family seek answers

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University of Minnesota Duluth student "Dash" Johnson stood out among 300 people interviewed this spring for jobs at Little Angie's Cantina and Grill, allowing him to land a job as a host at the Canal Park restaurant.


"Of all the mass interviews we conducted, he by far had the biggest personality," said Matt Baumgartner, Little Angie's service and beverage manager. "He lit up the room. He's a wonderful, wonderful guy with a lot of personality. This is extremely unfortunate."

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