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The Great American Think-Off was held June 14 in New York Mills. Among those in attendance were (left to right) Cultural Center board member Don Niles; Think-Off Committee Chairperson Alice Martin; Cultural Center Executive Director Jamie Robertson; and Think-Off competitors Jason Steck, Therese Helker, Paul Terry and Jennifer Nelson. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Morris woman wins annual Great American Think-Off

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Jennifer Nelson of Morris, Minn., won the annual Great American Think-Off philosophy contest on Saturday, June 14 before an enthusiastic crowd of 375 persons in New York Mills.


Nelson won the contest with her effective argument that love motivates us to act more than fear.

She based her essay and her case in her personal experience recovering from an automobile crash in 2004.

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