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Family, friends honor Minnesotans killed in Kansas crash

Five members of the Kerber family from Jordan were killed on April 1 when their motor home veered off a Kansas road. The family requested privacy at the weekend service, which was held in Shakopee.
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Five members of the Kerber family from Jordan were killed on April 1 when their motor home veered off a Kansas road. The family requested privacy at the weekend service, which was held in Shakopee.

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