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We lost a neighbor this week. A cowboy. A one in a million kind of guy. Bob Christophersen.

In the Dakotas, you don’t have to live down the street or across the fence to be a neighbor. As Garrison Keillor once said, “North Dakota is really just a mid-size town with real long streets.” So when we lose someone we’ve known and loved, it hurts.

One of the weekly news shows on Sunday mornings always closes with a segment aptly named “A Life Well-Lived.” That show could be about Bob.

Bob was a cowboy. A Hall of Fame cowboy. A steer wrestler. One of the best in history. He bulldogged steers fr...


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