Pedaling optimism around the state of Minn.
WILLMAR -- Duluth Mayor Don Ness was on hand to wish them well, and 400 balloons were released as friends cheered their departure.
Yet what's really etched in their memory is what greeted the team of bicyclists on the road: ''40 degrees and a driving rain at the start,'' said Clarence Nylund, describing their May 5 start from Duluth.
Five days later, and Nylund and the bicyclists reached Willmar via a route that included Hinckley, White Bear Lake, Fairmont, and Marshall.
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