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Carol Denke of Alexandria had a dream come true when she went tandem skydiving for her 91st birthday in September. (Contributed)

Free falling at 91

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Carol Denke of Alexandria has dreamed of skydiving for more than 60 years. Finally, at age 91, she can cross it off her to-do list.

The mother of three, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 16 accomplished her goal on September 14, just 11 days before her 91st birthday.

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Denke said it was listening to her husband talk about his parachuting experience that started her dreaming about it.

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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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