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  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 13, 2007 - 11:41 PM

Ryan was deep into his scouting report.

"If you think I've got a great work ethic, you should see his. It puts mine to shame," he said. "Bill's religious about coming in early, and staying late. There's no task that's too trivial for him to take on. He's trilingual. ... We'll have to slow him down."

Joe Christensen • jchristensen@startribune.com

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