Going up, up and away in a hot air balloon

Fulfilling a lifelong dream, bucket list item for 80th birthday


Shirley Szweduik stands ready to take her first hot air balloon ride on June 9, the day before her 80th birthday. “I wasn’t afraid,” she said. Submitted photo.HIBBING— All my life I’ve been a giver. Above all else, I wanted to bless others— from fami...

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