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Seniors escape from the cold with afternoon of coffee and polka music

With talk of a pending winter storm over the weekend, around 30 seniors gathered at the Grand Forks Senior Center to ignore the snow and enjoy an afternoon of coffee and polka music. The dance floor was less than crowded, but when Donald Swartz's...

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Donald Swartz and Doloria Dusek dance to a polka waltz on Friday, Jan 2, 2015, at the Grand Forks Senior Center in Grand Forks, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

With talk of a pending winter storm over the weekend, around 30 seniors gathered at the Grand Forks Senior Center to ignore the snow and enjoy an afternoon of coffee and polka music. The dance floor was less than crowded, but when Donald Swartz's band came over the speakers, a few waltzers hopped out of their seats. "I grew up in Lankin, and there were always polka bands around, (we) just wanted to play," said Swartz.

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Ryan Kaste plays traditional polka music during on Friday, Jan 2, 2015, at the Grand Forks Senior Center in Grand Forks, N.D. Nearly 20 senior citizens gathered to visit with friends and dance the polka waltz. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

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