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Ansis Vilcins has been camping in the same tent for the past 30 years at Lake Carlos State Park. (Photo by Caroline Roers)

Family tradition takes root at park

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Camping has been a time honored tradition for many, especially in Minnesota where the forests are extensive and the lakes are in abundance, and this is no different for Ansis Vilcins who has been camping here since the 1950s.


But what makes Vilcins different is that he still sleeps in his own tent, even at the age of 99.

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