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Archive for November, 2006

Bob Wallace

Nov 2006 • Category: Cover Story

Bob Wallace says this isn’t about Bob Wallace.

And it really isn’t. It’s more about Fairmont, this gleaming city of five lakes learning to walk on water.



Jetter Clean

Nov 2006 • Category: Feature Story

It was their wedding day—May 15, 1993—and everyone was at their home in Mankato having a good time. Then the phone rang and interrupted their party.

“It was the American Legion,” Lee Bohrer remembers. “They had a wedding of their own going on there, but they were having some problems with their drains. I looked at Kris, and she said, ‘You gotta go.’”



Jake’s Stadium Pizza

Nov 2006 • Category: Feature Story

Sarge ordered them to march.

He was a rough-and-tumble five-foot-five, joined the Army in ’49, and fought communists in Korea from Pusan to the China border. Think Popeye after spinach. As an Army master sergeant, Vernon “Sarge” Carstensen faced the Red Menace again during two tours of duty in South Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Silver Star. He was rough, he was real, he was old-school.