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Blaine man seeks to sail solo around world (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
by NewsReader 07-31-2006

The prospect of Arctic storms, icebergs and months of eating dehydrated food isn't stopping Doug Hofman of Blaine from attempting a solo, around-the-world sailing expedition this fall. For Hofman, 47, who began sailing on Lake Superior when he was 17, the lure of joining an elite few who have crossed the globe solo inspired him to quit his job as a buyer for a local company and spend six months

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