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Patsy and Bruce Johnson are this year's grand marshals for the Ox Cart Days parade.

Patsy and Bruce selected as Ox Cart Days grand marshals

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Star Prairie’s 2013 Ox Cart Days grand marshals met in high school and have been together ever since.

Bruce and Patsy Johnson met in the 1970s while attending New Richmond High School.


Bruce, a high school junior, took notice of Patsy at a high school dance and immediately asked her out.

“I asked her out and she didn’t want to,” Bruce said. “But she did. I don’t know if she felt sorry for me?”

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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