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Selvig will leave unique impression in Willmar lore

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Dick Selvig, who wrote for this newspaper in the 1950s, died Oct. 6 at age 85. I knew him in his latter years but that was seeing only the tip of a fascinating iceberg.

He is remembered by oldtimers as a gifted ballplayer -- both baseball and fast-pitch -- a WW II soldier, author, councelor, municipal judge, a wise-cracking tough guy, and self-admittedly, a belligerent drunk.

His rowdy years came first.

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