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Dr. Hodapp, pediatrician and former mayor, dead at age of 86


WILLMAR -- Dr. Robert V. Hodapp had a way of staying calm, no matter how intense the situation.

"He was always even-tempered. Ev-en if he got upset, he didn't show it very much," recalled Dr. James Tiede, one of Hod-app's former colleagues. Hodapp, a longtime pediatrician and former Willmar mayor, died Tuesday at his home in Spicer. He was one day short of his 87th birthday.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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