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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.


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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