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Almost 60 years later, Barduson gets his letter jacket

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At the little Appleton High School in west central Minnesota, Dell Barduson was good at about everything when it came to sports. He was a three-year football starter, a three-year baseball starter and played a little basketball, too.


It was 1940 and, like his classmates, Barduson had to decide what to do next. College? Stay home and work on the farm between Montevideo and Benson? Enlist in the armed forces?

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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