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Lunkers’ Olinger enjoying almost surreal experience

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You apparently can take the boy out of Brainerd but you can't take Brainerd out of the boy.

In the 1990s, Dan Olinger and his family lived in Baxter for about six years. The Olingers moved to Moorhead and eventually to Great Falls, Mont., where Dan was a standout football, hockey and baseball player and was recruited by the University of Minnesota baseball team.


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