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Carol and Gene Risdon met in an archery class, where Gene was the instructor and Carol the student. Cupid struck and they've been together ever since, through thick and thin. Contributed Photo

Community band is latest passion for Cloquet couple

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If you'd asked her 50, 40 or even 20 years ago, Carol Risdon would never have predicted she'd be directing the Cloquet Community Band. Heck, she wouldn't even have predicted she'd be playing bass drum for the band.


"Gene was the one [who was musical]," Carol said. "He played trombone in high school in Superior and Cloquet. I played zippo.

"I didn't get my musical ability until I was in my 50s."

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