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Hometown guy: Jim Laffrenzen retires after 42 years of working for city

Published 10/27/2012, Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — As the newbie on the Worthington Street Department in late 1970, one of Jim Laffrenzen’s first tasks was to walk in front of what was then the city’s sole snowblower, directing its path and that of the drivers who were hauling off the snow. “It was cold, and you had to dodge ice chunks, but it was a job,” he recalled. “Those first seven winters, I probably spent 15 to 18 hours straight every time it snowed out in front of that blower.”

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