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Evansville's Janet and Alan Larson are two of the top horseshoe players in the state in the Women's and Men's Divisions. Both took third at the state tournament this year. (Contributed)

A common love for chasing ringers

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Evansville’s Alan Larson was around 5 years old when he picked up a horseshoe that had fallen off one of the horses on the family farm and started tossing it around. He has hardly put them down since.


Larson’s dad shared his love of the game of horseshoes with Alan since that day. Now at 55 years old, Alan is returning the favor to family and friends around him, and in the process, he has become half of one of the best husband and wife duos in the state.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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