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TyRuben Ellingson and hi childhood acquaintance, Karen Crane, were married in 2009.

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It seems extraordinary that a man who spent the past two years submerged in a magical land of Pandora - made famous through the recent hit movie Avatar - dreams of the shores of Lake Irene near the small town of Miltona, Minnesota.


TyRuben Ellingson's world is fast-paced, high-tech and focused on innovations of the future. While he now calls Chandler, Arizona home, he spends considerable time in Hollywood working with acclaimed movie directors.

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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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