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Patricia Lindahl went out for a snowshoe hike--and then found herself lost in sub-zero cold. After writing about her experience, she learned the identities of the three men who saved her from almost certain death.

Lost, freezing, alone ... until three heroes appeared

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She was just a figure in the distance when the three friends from Duluth first spotted her. A woman out walking her dog. Maybe, the men speculated. But on a snowmobile trail?

Curious, they cut their rest short, climbed back onto their sleds alongside Highway 3 -- not far from Betty's Pies and the city of Two Harbors -- and headed back onto the North Shore State Trail. The men, all in their 50s, rode slowly, wary that a dog could dart out from the trees at any moment.

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