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Tribune photo by Tom Larson John Carlson, the dad, issues instructions from the bench during his team's win in the Section 6AA championship game Friday at St. Cloud State.

A Week Like No Other


John Carlson, a strapping 6-foot-5 Litchfield native, stood against the cement block wall of a stairwell at St. Cloud State's Halenbeck Hall on Friday, talking over a blaring high school band about his new job with the Minnesota Vikings.

Another tall guy in a dress shirt and basketball-theme tie topped the stairs and had barely made it through a nearby doorway when he was met by a small cluster of well-wishing family and friends.

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Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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