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Paul Terry, CEO of a Minnesota health management company, took home the title of “America’s Greatest Thinker” after winning the 2013 Great American Think-Off this past weekend in New York Mills. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

Compromise takes the cake at Think-Off

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Compromise won out over principle in this year’s Great American Think-Off.

Paul Terry, of Waconia, Minn., took home the title of “America’s Greatest Thinker” after winning the 2013 philosopher’s debate, held this past Saturday in New York Mills.

Debaters addressed the question, “Which is more ethical: Sticking to principle or being willing to compromise?”

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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