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Sweepstakes winner dreams about Hawaii trip

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Mary Lou Pabst is convinced she had help from above in winning $10,000.

When she opened an envelope from the American Legion late last year, Pabst noted the sweepstakes tickets but set them aside.


Her husband, a long-time American Legion member, had died March 19 and she doubted she'd enter the drawing.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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