'I refused to quit fighting': Fargo woman celebrates recovery milestone three years after husband's death in bar fight

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FARGO—Laura Gaarsland sits at the dining room table of her north Fargo home chuckling at a photo of her family in 2013.

"We were trying to get a good shot....

Laura Gaarsland talks about her road to recovery and the future during a Monday, May 14, 2018, interview at her family’s Fargo home. Her son, Jameson, 4, is pictured in the foreground. The 33-year-old mother of four will graduate from the East Central Judicial District Drug Court in coming days. Her husband, Joey, died after a severe beating outside a Fargo bar in May 2015. Ann Arbor Miller / Forum News Service
Laura Gaarsland sits for a portrait at her family’s Fargo home on Monday, May 14. The 33-year-old mother of four will graduate from the East Central Judicial District Drug Court. Her husband, Joey, died after a severe beating outside a Fargo bar in May 2015.  Ann Arbor Miller / The Forum
Photographs of Joey Gaarsland remain prominent in his family’s Fargo home. Gaarlsand died at the age of 35 following a severe beating outside a Fargo bar in May 2015. His wife and longtime partner Laura Gaarsland will graduate from the East Central Judicial District Drug Court. Ann Arbor Miller / Forum News Service
This 2013 portrait showcases the silly side of the Joey and Laura Gaarsland clan. “We had three kids before I was 21,” says Laura, 33. The couple’s youngest child was born after this photograph was taken.  Ann Arbor Miller / Forum News Service
Laura Gaarsland talks about her husband, Joey Gaarsland, who died after he was allegedly beaten by four men outside  a Fargo bar in 2015.
Carrie Snyder / Forum News Service

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