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From Baxter to Jordan


BAXTER — It’s not an unusual story. Boy meets girl at Central Lakes College. They go through college together, get married and start a family.

The twist comes when the boy — now a grown man — is offered a good job in his homeland of Jordan, and the Baxter girl he met years ago — now a mother of three — must adjust to a new life in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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