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Hermina Wahlin of Evansville celebrated her 107th birthday on Saturday, November 26. The lifelong Evansville resident has lived the past four years at the Evansville Care Center, where a party was held in her honor on Saturday. She is one of the oldest residents in Minnesota, but not the oldest. There is a Barrett resident who turned 108 in June. Tara Bitzan | Echo Press

Evansville native is one of oldest living Minnesota residents

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If you're looking for advice on how to live a long, healthy life, it makes sense to ask someone who has already accomplished it.

But Hermina Wahlin of Evansville - one of the oldest living residents in Minnesota - isn't going to give you much advice, because she says she has "absolutely no idea" how she did it.

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Wahlin just celebrated her 107th birthday on Saturday, November 26.

"I guess maybe it's early to bed, early to rise," she said of the key to longevity.

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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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