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Garvin and Sandy Stevens have been married fifty years and live near UND where they first met. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

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Fifty-two years ago, Garvin Stevens and Sandy Bestland met while boating with friends at Maple Lake near Mentor, Minn., about 50 miles east of Grand Forks.  


She was a UND student and he was returning to UND — after military service in France and a couple years of teaching — to earn a master’s degree.

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