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Super-texter Mariah Kelly of Oakes, N.D., shows off her LG Ally phone. Special to The Forum

Morast: Oakes' texting prodigy

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During a time when the older generations sometimes treat the act of cell phone texting as misunderstood behavior, people are going to gasp at Mariah Kelly's texting habits.


Between her job at a grocery store and the regular lifestyle associated with her duties as a 14-year-old freshman at Oakes (N.D.) High School, Mariah still finds time to send between 500 and 800 text messages a day.

If you're wondering if that's a lot, even for a teen, it is.

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