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JIM JASKEN is pictured above with one of his grandsons, with whom he hopes to help teach some 'old fashioned' values and appreciation of the natural world, which Jasken says are beginning to fade in today's fast paced world. "Kayaking a Moonbeam" (below) can be purchased directly from him, Amazon or several other e-book sellers.

Local author publishes book on 'Up North' life

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A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when they are carefully crafted and stuffed full of wisdom, they are worth so much more.



"So far we have been able to give $1,000 to the Crisis Center in Detroit Lakes," said Jim Jasken.

The retired teacher and author who lives on Big Sugar Bush Lake is using his power of the pen to help local charities.

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