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Genie and Grant Jensen, Grand Forks, N.D., celebrated their 41st wedding anniver

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PILLAGER — Genie and Grant Jensen of Grand Forks, N.D., met at a Parents Without Partners social event back in 1970. He was a widower and she was divorced.

Four months later, they got married and became a family of 10, with eight children — she had five children and he had three — all between the ages of 10-16. 

They’re not “The Brady Bunch” — but they certainly had some hair-raising experiences raising children so close in age in a four-bedroom home. 

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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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