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At the All Veteran's Memorial

Brainerd VFW Color Guard member Matt Gilgenbach salutes during a ceremony at the All Veteran's Memorial this morning near The Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls...

Brainerd VFW Color Guard member Matt Gilgenbach salutes during a ceremony at the All Veteran’s Memorial this morning near The Crow Wing County Historic Court House. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Brainerd VFW Color Guard member Matt Gilgenbach salutes during a ceremony at the All Veteran’s Memorial this morning near The Crow Wing County Historic Court House. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

Brainerd VFW Color Guard member Matt Gilgenbach salutes during a ceremony at the All Veteran's Memorial this morning near The Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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