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Mike Hruza officially retired as the Bemidji area's conservation officer a few weeks ago. He has been a CO in Beltrami County for 24 years. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

After 24 years on the job, Bemidji area CO Mike Hruza retires

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Mike Hruza was raised in the woods and on the water and even as a youngster he knew that his perfect profession would involve those environments.


"When I was in high school I wrote in my senior yearbook that I wanted to be a game warden," Hruza said.

And for 24 years and four days that's what Hruza was.

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Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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