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Crosslake teen becomes college Rugby rookie

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CROSSLAKE – When Haley Monson’s college roommate at Bemidji State University last winter asked her to try out for the girls’ club rugby team, since they had a few openings, Monson figured, “Why not?”

The Crosslake teen, then a BSU freshman, didn’t let the fact that she knew nothing about the game stop her.

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Jodie Tweed
Jodie Tweed has been a staff writer at the Brainerd Dispatch since May 1997, primarily covering education and writing human interest stories. She also took over as HealthWatch editor in the spring of 2010. A graduate of Pequot Lakes High School, she received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Bemidji State University and her master’s degree in mass communications at St. Cloud State University. She previously worked as news director at KLKS Radio in Breezy Point and was a media consultant at a Twin Cities public relations firm. She also worked as a staff assistant for the former “Nashville Now” television show on The Nashville Network while attending college in Nashville. She and her husband, Nels, have three daughters, Erika, 17, Madeline, 2, and Beatrice, who was born in April 2011.
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