At half century mark, Marie Eklund isn't a relic


by Jeff Olsen

Marie Eklund, a no-nonsense gal who never mentioned if she preferred cotton candy, pronto pups or sneaking out to ride the Ferris Wheel, just celebrated a rather unusual anniversary.

In the last fifty years, she was able to watch toddlers blowing snot bubbles as they waited in tears for their par6

ents to rescue their lost souls.

At the Roseau County Fair's Secretary's Office, she had a front row seat.

In the beginning, Marie was young and even today she has plenty of spunk.

Just ask Thor Didrikson, a mountain of a man and a Fair Board member. He's 39 and this is his tenth yea...

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