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Wayne Richardson, formerly of Alexandria, was featured on an episode of the History Channel's Ice Road Truckers. The show originally aired Sunday, August 28, but will re-air this Sunday, September 4 at 7 p.m. Richardson died in October 2010 from cancer; his ashes were spread along the Haul Road - one of the routes he drove in Alaska. Contributed photo.

One last trip down Haul Road

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Former Alexandria resident Wayne Richardson was featured in a short segment on the History Channel show Ice Road Truckers.

Richardson, a truck driver who was living in Talkeetna, Alaska, passed away October 12, 2010 at age 58 after a year-long battle with cancer.


He graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria in 1970. At age 18, he left for Alaska, working on the Alaskan Pipeline as a heavy equipment operator and over-the-road truck driver.

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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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