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Eric Marts and Joe Mornini -- Joe Mornini, executive director of the Rockville, Maryland non-profit Team River Runner, teaches Eric Marts, a blind Army veteran from Moorhead, Minn., how to kayak on Dailey Lake in Montana during a trip in early July. (submitted photo)

Blind Moorhead veteran paddles kayak through whitewater rapids in Montana

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EMIGRANT, Mont. – Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids – until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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