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Sandra Lagnese, a 2002 Perham High School graduate, makes some of her own armor for competition. In the American Armored Combat League, there are specific rules for how her armor needs to be made to protect against the blunted-steel weapons. Submitted photo

Going medieval: Slashing stereotypes about women in armored combat

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth in an ongoing series of stories on Perham High School graduates who now live out of the area and are involved in unique and interesting things.


In today’s world of rapidly changing technology, remarkable medical advancements, and modern miracles that seem to make the impossible, possible, sometimes Sandra Lagnese just wants to go medieval and hit something with a sword.

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