Bagley teen awarded posthumous award for heroism

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society posthumously awarded the 2021 Citizen Honors Award to a Bagley teen.

According to a release, this award goes to “outstanding Americans who have gone above and beyond to perform extraordinary acts of courage or service.”

Eighteen-year-old Raina Lynn Neeland of Bagley “was selected for her courageous act when she rescued three young cousins after they were swept over the Clearwater Dam at Clearwater Lake.  She succumbed to the currents.”



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