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Scott Burr and his daughter Cassie are pictured during a trip to Florida in 2006.

The fight of his life

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One day before Thanksgiving, doctors looked Cassie Finwall in the eye and told her that her father was brain dead.

Scott Burr of Hastings had suffered a heart attack and despite heroic rescue efforts, the damage was too severe.

That Wednesday night, Burr's relatives gathered in a chapel at United Hospital and said their goodbyes to him.

The next day, he woke up and said, "Hi."

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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