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Alex teen paddling the Mighty Mississippi

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Alexandria teen Brock Wood had talked about doing some major kayaking in the future, but after surviving Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he decided it was time.


Wood, whose grandparents and other family live in the Detroit Lakes area, is on a month and a half long mission, kayaking the mighty Mississippi River.

He left Itasca State Park on June 17, and his sister, Kendra Hartfell, said he plans to hit New Orleans Friday.

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