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laker senior Jake Richards performs on the State Nordic Skiing trails at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik Thursday.

Richards skis for State silver to cap prep career

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It was an appropriate ending to a stellar high school skiing career, as Detroit Lakes senior Jake Richards elevated himself to being recognized as one of the best Nordic skiers in the state.


The last month has produced more than enough evidence to support that claim, as Richards earned a spot on the National Junior Olympic team, then backed that up with a State Nordic Skiing runner-up finish Thursday at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.