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(Left to right) Lauren Hagstrom and Elizabath Tagetz will graduate from Jefferson High School in Alexandria on Sunday. They first met in kindergarten, and found that they shared a lot of uncanny similarities. (Echo Press photo by Tara Bitzan)

Coincidence or fate? Lives of JHS graduates intertwined from birth

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The Echo Press first introduced readers to Lauren Hagstrom and Elizabeth Tagetz of Alexandria on March 5, 2003.

The two met while attending kindergarten at Zion Lutheran School in Alexandria.

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They were excited to learn that they shared the same birthday – February 27.

It didn’t take long before they learned of several other coincidences.

Lauren moved to Alexandria in 1996 from Plymouth with her parents, Steve and Tammy Hagstrom.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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