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Minnesota State University Moorhead students, from left, Allen Kempf, Dara Smith, Allan Branstiter and Sarah Crawford pile into a van before departing Friday morning for the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. (David Samson/The Forum)

Area residents flocking to see president-elect Obama's inauguration

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MOORHEAD - Sarah Crawford's 3,000-mile van ride to Washington began with bake sales and a burger cookout - fundraisers so she and 17 fellow students at Minnesota State University Moorhead can be witnesses to history.


Crawford and the others will be among the more than 1 million spectators expected Tuesday for President-elect Barack Obama's presidential inauguration in Washington.

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