Big shoes are filled; and state park poised to reopen
October 19, 2012 — 11:40am
Talk about your big shoes to fill...
The nation's tallest man, Rochester's 7-foot-8 Igor Vovkovinskiy, could barely step outside because he had only one pair of ill-fitting shoes. Enter Reebok, which produced three pairs of custom-made sizes 24, 10Es and sent a shoe rep. from Boston to Rochester Thursday to deliver the goods.
"Wow," Igor said. "This is the first time in my life that I have a choice of shoes."
For the Rochester Post-Bulletin's complete story and more of its photos, click here
After four months of repair following June's historic flooding, Jay Cooke State Park near Duluth is slated to reopen on Monday.
Here's a complete story about the park's reopening from Northland News Center's website.