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Nickolas Listrom won a statewide poetry contest for military children with his poem entitled, "Through Him." Listrom recently took a trip to St. Paul to meet Senator Al Franken and his wife Franni Franken (pictured), as well as Major General Richard Nash. Submitted photo

Perham 13-year-old wins Minnesota poetry contest

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Perham seventh grader Nickolas Listrom visited Senator Al Franken's office in St. Paul recently, after winning the statewide poetry contest, "My Experience as a Military Child."

"My poem made my aunt cry," Listrom said in an interview last week, adding, "My dad liked it."

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