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The best of the weekend: Here are 6 stories that you don’t want to miss

October 7, 2018

The World-Herald creates lots of important journalism — stories, photos, video — that is both timely and compelling. But we also know our readers are busy.

Here is a convenient roundup some of our best work from the last several days that’s worth checking out.

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Long before Gutzon Borglum befriended Teddy Roosevelt, tiffed with Adolf Hitler and entrenched himself in a political battle within the Ku Klux Klan, the eccentric sculptor of Mount Rushmore was a little boy who tried to run away to Omaha with his dog.

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With each letter he receives from the City of Omaha detailing the hundreds upon hundreds of building code violations that pushed 500 refugees from their homes, the clock starts ticking for owner and landlord Kay Anderson.

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“The whole building physically shook. It was loud. It sounded like 100 M-80s going off at the same time,” said a a receptionist at a business near the Wardrobe Spa, which collapsed Sunday morning after an explosion and a fire.

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A dispute over a rogue car wash driveway at Buchanan’s Service Center in Dundee is testing the theory that it’s better to beg for forgiveness tomorrow than to ask for permission today.

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A sampling of Thomas D. Mangelsen’s work is on view in a traveling exhibition at the Durham Museum that premiered in Omaha last month. It features 40 “Legacy Reserve” photographs, carefully culled highlights of the some 4 million photos he’s taken over a 40-year career.

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Susan Kiscoan — awaiting her day in court for trespassing — died in her cell from Addison’s disease, a rare condition that jail officials knew she had.

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