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Dave and Linda Anderson will be leaving the cold and the snow to help decorate a float between Christmas and New Year’s Day for the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Dave Wallis

Area couple helps decorate Tournament of Roses float

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Does a rose, if it’s not in a garden or a vase, smell as sweet?

Linda and Dave Anderson are about to find out.

The Moorhead couple have signed on to help decorate a float for this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.


They’ll fly to Pasadena on Christmas Day to take part in the final days of preparation for what could be one of the parade’s premier entries, the Dole company’s “Sunrise at the Oasis” float.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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