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The members of Tonic Sol-fa raised $1,250 for the Wounded Warrior Project by competing in the 2013 Tough Mudder held in Somerset. Right to left: Jared Dove, Shaun Johnson, Greg Bannwarth and Mark McGowan (Photo by Tom Lindfos)

Tonic proves tough in 2013 Tough Mudder

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Mark McGowan, Shaun Johnson, Greg Bannwarth and Jared Dove were four of more than 12,000 men and women who took part in the 2013 Tough Mudder Minnesota held on the grounds of the Somerset Amphitheater July 20-21.


The majority of the participants compete as part of a team ranging in number from four to six up to as many as 20 or 30 individuals. What made McGowan, Johnson, Bannwarth and Dove's team unique was their sound.

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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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