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Eli Burgett, 13, a student at Community Christian School, smiles during an interview Wednesday in Willmar. Burgett, a die-hard Vikings fan, received a signed photo from running back Adrian Peterson while he was recovering from hip surgery. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

'Biggest fan' in Vikings land receives gift from beloved team while recovering from surgery

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Eli Burgett has always been there for his classmates at Community Christian School in Willmar. He's supportive and always upbeat, even when his beloved Minnesota Vikings are having a bad year. So when Eli, 13, was laid up after hip surgery last fall, his fellow seventh-graders got to work.


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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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