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'This Water Goes North' presentation set for Tuesday in the GF Library

A slideshow and book-signing by Dennis Weidemann, author of "This Water Goes North," has been set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand Forks Public Library.

This Water Goes North

A slideshow and book-signing by Dennis Weidemann, author of "This Water Goes North," has been set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand Forks Public Library.

The book is the true story of four Iowa farm boys who, in 1979, with beat-up canoes and virtually no experience, paddled nearly 1,400 miles from near Fergus Falls, Minn., through Grand Forks to end up at Hudson Bay.

According to the book cover: "With leaky tents, little backcountry experience, and no TV cameras or big-time sponsors, the unlikely explorers embarked on a two-and-a-half month adventure that every kid dreams of but few take."

The story has a strong Grand Forks-area connection, a news release said. As the group traveled down the Red River just south of Grand Forks, they met a farmer and his wife, Gene and Margaret Sondreal. Margaret wrote an entry for the book's epilogue and now lives in East Grand Forks. She will reunite with the author for the first time in 30 years.

Weidemann has appeared on "Showcase Minnesota" on KARE-11 television and has been interviewed on "Dakota Outdoor Radio" and "Author Monday on the Exchange" for Iowa Public Radio.

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The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the event. Info: (701) 772-8116.

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