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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.


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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