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Morris in 2009: What Happened Around Here, part IV

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October 2009

Jim Gremmels was a basketball player and coach, a tennis lover who played into his 70s, a dedicated academician who delighted in teaching "Moby Dick." A printer. A sailor. A committed political party member who cast one of Minnesota's 10 Electoral College votes for America's first black president in 2008.

Gremmels, one of the original 13 faculty members at the University of Minnesota, Morris, died Sept. 25 at his home near Glenwood. He was 82.

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