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Receiving international attention recently as Tiger Woods' college sweetheart, Irene Folstrom of Bemidji has since her unsuccessful 2006 state Senate run been writing a book about her life and struggles as an American Indian role model, and is planning a 2012 campaign for a state Legislature office. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Folstrom rises to many challenges

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Irene Folstrom thrives on competition. From her days as a stellar athlete at Cass Lake-Bena High School, to her failed attempt at state Senate in 2006, she moves from one challenge to another.


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