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MONTE DRAPER \ BEMIDJI PIONEER The Pioneer's John Hageman (inside center) digs as the Lakeland "Love Boat" team nears the finish line in the team's first race.

John Hageman column: A little wet and very sore

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BEMIDJI -- My first experience in a dragon boat was a humbling one.

I came into this past week thinking that the countless times paddling a canoe growing up in the Minnesota wilderness would be enough to jump in a boat and get the hang of it right away. That, and even if I'm not good, there are still more than a dozen other people in the boat to make up for me.


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John Hageman
John Hageman covers local business and Grand Forks' legislative delegation. Get more business news at 
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