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Bob Lind, Published June 07 2012

Neighbors: Subjects in photo identified

Neighbors ran this 1948 photo earlier. It was of WDAY radio’s “Pete” Pedersen’s “Man on the Street” program, and was sent in by a reader who didn’t know who all these folks were.

Now they’ve been identified, thanks to Brad Wimmer, co-owner with his brother Randy, of Wimmer’s Diamonds in Fargo, which sponsored the program under its previous name of Wimmer’s Jewelry.

Jack, on the left, was with an unidentified WDAY worker. Pete is next to him.

To Pete’s left, in order, are Brad and Randy’s father, Andy Wimmer, who was 32 when this picture was taken; their grandfather Fred Wimmer, then 62, who was founder of the store; and their uncle Art Wimmer, then 38.

By the way, a member of the next generation is in the business, too. Brad’s son Aaron is with Wimmer’s branch store in West Acres.

If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107; fax it to (701) 241-5487; or email blind@forumcomm.com