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Haley Harrold, Luke Smith and Paul Harrold attend the celebration of life service Saturday at the Clearbrook Community Center for Mayor Mike Gibeau, who died Feb. 17 at age 61. Haley Harrold and Paul Harrold are Gibeau's great niece and nephew. (Crystal Dey / Bemidji Pioneer)

Clearbrook celebrates its No. 1 fan

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CLEARBROOK, Minn. -- The American Dream is still alive in Smalltown USA.

In Clearbrook, that dream is alive because of one man who was celebrated, remembered and mourned on Saturday.


Cars and pickup trucks lined the blocks surrounding the Clearbrook Community Center on a crisp March afternoon under a sunny, blue sky.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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