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Shirley Almer

Wadena Lanes owner's death linked with salmonella outbreak

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Wadena Lanes owner Shirley Almer was one of two Minnesotans whose deaths are being linked with a salmonella outbreak affecting 43 states, according to her daughter, Ginger Lorentz of Brainerd.


Almer died Dec. 21 at age 72 in Brainerd.

The family was shocked when the Minnesota Department of Health informed them Jan. 6 that their mother had salmonella, Ginger said. The family provided information to help them determine what caused the outbreak.

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