May 31, 2019, WDIO, Duluth, MN: Walter the Therapy Dog Brightens Barnum Elementary https://www.wdio.com/news/walter-therapy-dog-barnum-elementary/5373340/ As the school year wraps up for many Northland districts, one elementary is reflecting on how their new classmate Walter has brightened the halls. At 2 years old, Walter is pretty new to art class and recess. But the golden retriever might be the most popular kid at Barnum Elementary School. … Walter is a therapy dog. Kresky says he is really good at his job and makes hers easier too…. Dinger and another 4th grader, Aubrie Wright, say Walter has a calming effect. … "I've had an experience where I come in Mrs. Kresky's room and get upset, and then when I started getting upset, Walter knew. And he came to my rescue," Dinger said.