NORTHOME -- Authorities say the two people killed in a house fire in
north-central Minnesota were a retired doctor and his wife.

Officials on Wednesday identified the victims as 95-year-old Gordon Franklin
and 92-year-old Marjorie "Midge" Franklin. Their home in the small Koochiching
County community of Northome was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived
last Wednesday. Their bodies were found in the rubble.

Gordon Franklin was a retired family practitioner and had delivered more than 2,400 babies in the area. Midge Franklin was a registered nurse who worked with her husband.