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Sarah Hardison, left, and Stacy Wendt work on cutting clips from an interview filmed earlier during the Operation Military Kids camp at North Dakota State University Wednesday morning. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Military families get help coping with deployment

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Stacy Wendt never knew opening a pickle jar and getting her oil changed could be so complicated.

Life for the Brookings, S.D., native changed when her father was deployed with the Army to Operation Desert Storm while she was a teenager.

While he was gone for more than 465 days, Wendt took over her father's chores on the farm, paying bills and repairing vehicles.

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