Couple's baby dies, then house flooded

Richard Barber's baby, Spencer, was stillborn the night before the storm that brought record flooding to northeast Minnesota. Then the flooding hit his home in Barnum. “Emotionally, I couldn’t handle it,” Barber said. “With the loss of the baby, do I stay here and watch my house get swallowed by a river or do I go and be with my wife? Family comes first. I had to walk away from the house.”
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Richard Barber's baby, Spencer, was stillborn the night before the storm that brought record flooding to northeast Minnesota. Then the flooding hit his home in Barnum. “Emotionally, I couldn’t handle it,” Barber said. “With the loss of the baby, do I stay here and watch my house get swallowed by a river or do I go and be with my wife? Family comes first. I had to walk away from the house.”

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