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The last time we heard from Colton Peltier, he was 11 years old and had just won the first Minnesota Idol contest. He was also learning an incredibly difficult piece of music by composer Franz Liszt titled "Mephisto Walz."


"If I learn it, I get a dog," Colton had told the Star Gazette.

It took about a month and a half to learn, Colton said, but now he has Cinnamon, a cream colored Shi Tzu, who loves to sit under the piano while Colton practices.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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