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STAPLES — Leaving the California coast to relocate to a small central Minnesota city may raise a few eyebrows. 

“A lot of people thought we were crazy, but now already a few months living up here we can say, ‘Oh, it’s definitely the right decision,’” said Andreas Vogel, who made the move with his wife, Michelle, and brother-in-law, Marco Puentes. 


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