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Warm days on the Nokasippi

With the temperatures in the 80s families gather along the shores of the streams and rivers in the Brainerd area.

The Sharp and Wahl families gather alongside the Nokasippi River in the South Long Lake Community Park Tuesday, May 25, 2021, for an afternoon of swimming and picnicking. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

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The Sharp and Wahl families gather alongside the Nokasissippi River in the South Long Lake Community Park Tuesday, May 25, 2021, for an afternoon of swimming and picnicking. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

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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