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Kristie Slindee and her father, Phil, restored this 1967 Mercury Cougar in 2012 for her everyday vehicle. Photo by Jillian Gandsey.

Kristie and her Cougar make the scene in Blackduck

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BLACKDUCK -- It was the spring of eighth-grade for Kristie Slindee when she, like others her age, began thinking about how she would soon be getting her driver's license.


She had a slightly different mindset than her peers, however.

"I want a car I can work on before I get my license," Kristie told her father, Phil Slindee, some three-plus years ago.

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