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Haley Harrold, Luke Smith and Paul Harrold attend the celebration of life service Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Clearbrook Community Center for Mayor Mike Gibeau, who died Feb. 17 at age 61. Haley Harrold and Paul Harrold are Gibeau's great-niece and great-nephew. BEMIDJI PIONEER/Crystal Dey

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CLEARBROOK, Minn. – The American Dream is still alive here because of one man who was celebrated, remembered and mourned Saturday.

Cars and pickup trucks lined the blocks surrounding the Clearbrook Community Center as family, friends, classmates and colleagues turned out to honor Mayor Mike Gibeau’s life and the livelihood he gave back to his community. The crowd easily soared past 500.


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