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Marge Mercer was the honored guest at the March 4 open house at Larson's Appliance Center in New Richmond. She wore the appropriate tiara to identify her as the store's retiring employee.

Marge wraps up long career downtown

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Marge Mercer was queen for the day at Larson's Appliance Center in New Richmond on March 4.

Mercer donned a tiara as the honored guest during an afternoon open house. She retired last Wednesday after working almost 32 years at the local store.


When she began her employment on Knowles Avenue in 1977, Mercer recalled that Larson's was quite a different operation. The store was your typical hardware store, selling everything from nuts and bolts to LP gas.

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