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Eileen Lillis of Detroit Lakes, Minn., receives a surprise visit Sept. 17 from “The Voice” finalist Nicholas David. She calls the St. Paul-based singer-songwriter her "Minnesota Jesus.” (Photo courtesy Jeff Grasto)

'Voice' finalist makes surprise hospice visit

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With his mother receiving end-of-life care at a Lake City hospital, Jeff Grasto got the idea to reach out to one of her favorite musicians. He hoped for a card or phone call — anything to help boost her spirits.


As luck would have it, Nicholas David, a singer-songwriter from St. Paul who finished in the top three last year on NBC’s “The Voice,” had a brief window Sept. 17 before kicking off a national tour.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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