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Bemidji Pioneer Sports Editor Jim Carrington will celebrate 50 years on the job Saturday by covering a Bemidji High School girls basketball game and also writing about several other BHS sporting events taking place that day. (Monte Draper/Bemidji Pioneer)

Bemidji Pioneer sports editor looks back on 50 years with the newspaper

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BEMIDJI - Pioneer Sports Editor Jim Carrington recently heard of a sports editor in Palm Beach, Fla., who had been on the job for 75 years and still was working full time at the age of 93.

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"I said, 'Well, there's my goal,'" said the 80-year-old Bemidji icon.

Carrington, who celebrates his 50th anniversary with the Pioneer on Saturday, has no set plans for retirement.

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