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.”

 

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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