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Chad Ekstrom (left) gives away diaper tote bags while his wife, Julie, holds a drawing for free diapers for customers of Little Neetchers in West Duluth on Tuesday. (Bob King /

Bottoms up for Esko natives who launched cloth diaper business

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By the time Chad and Julie Ekstrom and three of their five young children pulled up alongside Little Neetchers on Grand Avenue on Tuesday, there were already several women and children rummaging around inside the store.


Some were still pregnant. Many parents were carrying their infant children in a variety of wraps and carriers — they describe themselves as “baby wearers.”

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