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Marty Carlson of Canadian Pacific Railroad drives a railroad spike by hand north of Mahnomen Wednesday afternoon as part of the railroad’s spike driving competition. Each competitor is timed while they set and drive three spikes by hand. BRIAN BASHAM/RECORD

Keen eye, true aim needed for spike-driving contest

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Though he has been competing in Canadian Pacific Railroad’s spike driving contest since 2006 — and has won the U.S.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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