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Still growing strong after all these years

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Duke Deal woke up and smelled the flowers early on in life.

Turns out it was a good move. His life ended up being pretty rosy.

Deal has spent the last 50 years working at Pearson Florists and Greenhouse, 420 E. Elm. St.

Fresh out of high school, the lifelong River Falls resident was offered a job at the greenhouse in 1955.

He hasn't looked back since. And that's despite the fact he made $48 a week for a long time.

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