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Volunteers from churches in Blackduck and surrounding communities are spending three days reading the entire New Testament at the Wayside Rest Park. About 50 volunteers are signed up to fill 128 reading slots. From left, sisters Bonnie Padron and Kathy Rosenberg follow along with the reading in their Bible on Friday with Mark VanTassel in the background. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

People gather in Blackduck to read New Testament out loud

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By Christen Furlong

BLACKDUCK — At a table, on the far edge of the Wayside Rest Park gazebo, the sun shone on the back of an 82-year-old man sitting alone Friday with his Bible opened to the first page of the New Testament, waiting patiently for 9 a.m. to arrive.

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