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Longtime pen pals bridge distance to meet for first time

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Not all stories have happy endings. But some do.

Last year at this time, Rose Hartwig of Litchfield and Gavin Hill of Sweden were long-distance pen pals waiting for their chance to meet in person. This summer, they were able to bridge that distance and meet each other -- for the first time -- when Hill made the 26-hour trip to Minnesota.


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