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A late central Minnesota woman’s wish for safer homes has come true now that the New Year has begun.

Once Janet Thompson learned she had terminal lung cancer, her health battle joined with a fight to make sure Minnesotans knew about the danger of radon. Thompson, who lived in Glenwood, south of Alexandria, tried to talk people into checking their homes for radon, a colorless, odorless gas that can cause cancer.


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