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Eighty-year-old Don Mason smiled as he sailed his sunfish sailboat on North Long

SAILING: A man’s passion


Life doesn’t get any better for 80-year-old Don Mason than when he is out on the water in one of his sailboats.

Sailing is Don’s passion. You can see his love when he sits in the cockpit with his hands on the rudder with his short gray hair blowing in the wind. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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