Veteran welcomed to new smart home

With a touch of the screen the iPad can control lights, cameras, and appliances throughout the new "smart home" in Gnesen Township north of Duluth. It's a way to provide independence for Mark, who lost both legs and his left forearm in 2010 after stepping on an improvised explosive device while serving with the Marines in Afghanistan.

Starting last fall, a number of charities and area contractors chipped in and worked together to build Mark and his wife a fully accessible home. On prosthetic legs and with his wife by his side, Mark walked into his new home Tuesday.

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