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Conrad's dog, Dakota, in remission four months after diagnosis

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FARGO - North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad had some optimistic news to share over the holidays: His popular dog, Dakota, is in remission after a four-month battle with cancer.


Dakota, a bichon frise, was diagnosed with lymphoma in early September and has been undergoing medical treatments since, Conrad said.

The odds of Dakota seeing a complete cure from the cancer are slim, about 1 in 7 chance, he said.

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