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Watch: legendary MN sports writer Sid Hartman on the 'Today' show

Hartman has been writing a column for the Star Tribune since the 1940's.
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A beloved Twin Cities sports writer was featured on NBC's "Today" show Sunday morning.

Sid Hartman, the 96-year-old sports columnist for the Star Tribune, sat down with journalist Harry Smith to talk about his career spanning over 70 years.

Hartman started his career as a paper boy in 1929 and after attending high school worked for the Minneapolis Tribune, before starting his first column in 1946 for the Minneapolis Times, The Pioneer Press says.

He then moved over the Tribune to cover the Gophers and write a column – and he continues to write several articles every week.

And Hartman tells Smith he doesn't plan on retiring any time soon.

"This isn't a job. It's fun for me," Hartman said.

Check out the interview:

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