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Curt Johnson looks down from his stand as he talks to fellow hunter Brian Sutherland early Saturday morning. Both are from Grand Rapids and were hunting at the Johnson deer camp near Warba. Clint Austin / News Tribune

Family has 51 years of hunting from Warba deer camp

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WARBA, Minn. -- Hjalmar Johnson had made it to deer camp for 50 years in a row. But he couldn't make it for Saturday's Minnesota firearms deer opener.


The Warba hunter, 95, is recuperating at the Deer River Health Care Center in Deer River from complications after a blackout in September. Johnson and his brother, the late Waldemar "Baldy" Johnson, founded and built the Johnson deer camp in the woods near Warba in 1957.

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