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I was a young reporter assigned to cover the local lutefisk dinner. What could possibly go wrong?
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That cinder-block building has remained a constant in my life.
I used to be that runner — someone who squeezed in a run nearly every day to take a break from the rest of life and feel the outdoors. I long for those days.
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