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MONTE DRAPER \ BEMIDJI PIONEER Explorer Dean Jacobs takes time off the Mississippi River to tell Mira Carpenter and her grandfather Ron Carpenter about his adventure swimming with piranhas in the Amazon River.

Explorer to travel Mississippi River, share experience with kids

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BEMIDJI -- Dean Jacobs has swum with piranhas, visited a sphinx in Egypt and has gone scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef.

But northern Minnesota will always be a memorable place for the globe-trotter and Nebraska native.


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John Hageman
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