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Joyce Larsen (center) plays Mah Jongg with a group of women who gather every Wednesday at the Elks Club in Alexandria. (Echo Press photo by Caroline Roers)

Mah Jongg -- A pastime gaining popularity

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While cribbage and bridge have been common games in the past few decades, a new game has recently started to gain popularity, and now holds the interest of more than 350,000 players - Mah Jongg.


"Most of us ladies travel south for the winter and we play Mah Jongg with the people there. But then, when we come back to Minnesota in the summer, we don't have anyone to play with, so we decided to start a Mah Jongg club here," Joyce Larsen of Brandon noted.

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