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Mourners brave cold to remember Lakeville teenager

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The city of Lakeville shut down Dodd Boulevard Saturday morning to honor 16-year-old Alyssa Ettl, who died in a car crash on a slushy spot there Wednesday.

According to, six busloads of students left Lakeville North High School to brave the bitter cold along the highway. Ettl had been a junior there.

Family and friends also parked nearby to join hundreds for the memorial.

After the family placed a wreath at the crash site, Ettl's father Matt thanked students for attending.

Rev. Jonathan Kelly of All Saints Church and Rev. Dean Swenson of Hosanna Church led a prayer, while students quietly filed past the memorial before boarding buses to return to the school.

A viewing will be held at All Saints Catholic Church from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. Ettl’s funeral is at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the church.

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