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Manny is as american as apple pie


Oliver Ullman, Manny, and Tanner Hovda

Let's cut to the chase!

Manuel "Manny" Peralta, 49, a Thief River Falls resident, stands out in a crowd.

How big are you?

"I'm five-eleven and weigh 300 pounds," he said last Sunday from Thief River Falls.

He cuts a wide berth.

Sometimes, when he isn't smiling, it seems he might be getting ready to mug you for your pocket change.

That happens when he has his game face on, but he's as polite as a British butler and says "Yes, sir" and "No, sir" so frequently that it can be humbling.

"My dad told me, 'When they're older than you, you have to say yes sir and no sir out of respect.'"

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