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Julie Jo Larson (left) and Maggie Tiede smile as they walk together into the Bra

Central Lakes College Graduation: Two years, two honorary degrees and a 30 year age difference, they did it together


They walked proudly together across the stage to the applause of their families and classmates. An achievement that began at two opposite ends of the age spectrum, the term ‘honors’ holds more meaning for Maggie Tiede and Julie Jo Larson than just a word in the title of their degree.

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Jessi Pierce
Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24) High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn. College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010) Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse. Follow me on Twitter @jessi_pierce (views on Twitter do not represent that of the Brainerd Dispatch)
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