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PJ's Perspective: Newport resident shooting for Olympics, Nick Leach earns honor

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Newport resident Madeline “Mimi” Wiencke, 24, is the top ranked women’s alpine snowboard racer in the country and is America’s most promising Olympic hopeful in Parallel Slalom (PSL) and Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS) for 2014. A member of the U.S. World Cup Team, Wiencke was born in Minneapolis and raised in White Bear Lake. Wiencke has been competing nationally since the age of seven and internationally since her junior year in high school.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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