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BOYS BASKETBALL: Class B state tournament returns to Grand Forks after 31 years

Published 02/29/2012, Forum Communications

There were no tweets, no Facebook, no emails, no cell phones. Communication went through the Western Union station in downtown Grand Forks. That’s where Ron Becker and his basketball teammates from Wyndmere went during the 1971 North Dakota Class B state tournament. There were plenty of telegraph messages for them. They had just won the school’s first and only state championship.

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