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Shirley Almer

Death linked to salmonella, family to sue

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After battling a brain tumor for months, with her family hoping to bring her home for the holidays, an East Otter Tail County woman is believed to have succumbed to a totally unexpected attack: salmonella contamination.

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Rural Perham resident Shirley Mae Almer, a 1954 graduate of New York Mills High School, died Dec. 21 in Brainerd. Her death has been linked to salmonella-contaminated peanut butter, and the family is bringing a suit against the company.

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