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Photo by Lester Hughes-Seamans Dr. Jim Krause and his wife, Laura, celebrated 40 years after he survived an accident on Otter Tail Lake. Krause, a Wadena native currently on the faculty of Medical University of South Carolina, received the 2011 Medtronic National Courage Award. He is a spinal cord injury researcher, who is himself living with a C4-5 spinal cord injury.

Wadena native picked for Courage Award

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More than 40 years ago, he was a self-described mediocre C-student who had no plans for college at all. Then on July 21, 1971, an accident changed his life and his hometown of Wadena rallied around him. Now, Dr. James Krause is the recipient of the Medtronic National Courage Award for his research in health and longevity following a spinal cord injury.

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