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Jimmy Jenson will perform for the Red Willow Arts Coalition's free concert on Thursday, August 23 on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn. (Contributed photo)

Jimmy Jenson to perform free concert Thursday

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Jimmy Jenson will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, August 23 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County Courthouse in Alexandria.

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Known as "The Swingin' Swede," the accordion player has been performing for more than 70 years. He started playing at basket socials at age 6.

During the 1950s he played with the Woodchoppers, often heard live on Fargo Moorhead radio and later playing for shows in the Twin Cities.

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