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Lou Gehrig would tip his hat to these fine teams

 

Rochelle Bydlon, Janette Braaten, Tom Braaten, Brian Bruggeman, Annette Bruggeman, Ryan Bruggeman, Trisha Braaten

Lou Gehrig, the great Yankee first baseman who died from ALS in his prime at age 37 in 1941, would have enjoyed the outpouring of love and undeniable spunk at the Roseau High School outdoor track on Saturday morning.

They came, they shared, they cared. They were of all ages and ran back onto the track to shouts and cheers in this annual event, which first kicked off in 1999, shortly after Nancy Burggraf died from ALS at 68 and Wes Blakeslee, who was then only 37, was in the beginning stages of the fatal disease upon being diagnosed in December 1998.

Everywhere, there were even old duffers f...



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