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Paul Otto has led Sibley State Park as manager for just a few days shy of 10 years. Its mix of woodlands, prairie, and wetlands and its hilly terrain offers the best of everything, he said. Tribune file photo

The perfect career landing


NEW LONDON -- A career of more than 35 years with the Minnesota state parks system hasn't made it any easier to answer the question that has made Paul Otto's work so rewarding.

Otto retired from his career with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday as the manager of Sibley State Park.

Asked what he's enjoyed the most, Otto said it comes down to two things that are hard to rank one over the other.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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