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More than 80 compete in Special Olympics games


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"Good" is how Andrea Schlimgen felt after racing in the 100 meter walk event Wednesday at the regional Special Olympics games. Since the 36-year-old was 8, the fun of competing in different events and meeting new people has kept her coming back to the games, she said. Eighty-one athletes joined her in the Great Northern Area Games with events ranging from bowling and swimming to track and field events like wheelchair races and jumping events. Each athlete received an average of three to five medals, with a total of 180 golds, 100 silvers and 50 bronzes awarded. The athletes came from within...

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