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Tara Hokuf and Chuck Hildebrandt, both of Bemidji, leave Saturday for a five-week trip to Finland as part of a group study exchange sponsored by Rotary District 5580. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Bemidjians headed to Finland on Rotary study exchange

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BEMIDJI – Chuck Hildebrandt and Tara Hokuf didn’t know each other at this time last year.

They also didn’t know Melissa “Missy” Lindow of Nevis or Kathryn Lyzun of Thunder Bay, Ontario.


But that was before the four young professionals were selected to spend a month in Finland, further developing leadership and diplomacy skills and learning more about their chosen professions.

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