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Commentary: We will miss Swenson, the journalist

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Minnesota lost a good journalist when Brad Swenson died Sunday. Family, friends, journalists and politicians will gather for a memorial service Monday in Bemidji.


For three years I was fortunate to work directly with Brad at the Bemidji Pioneer and then indirectly for another 10 years as associates at separate Forum Communications newspapers.

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Kelly Boldan
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: or the Tribune's blog at:
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