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Big shoes are filled; and state park poised to reopen

Posted by: Curt Brown Updated: October 19, 2012 - 11:40 AM

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

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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.

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