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Bloomington 12-year-old is national pool champ

April Larson of Bloomington was just seven years old when she started playing pool. Now, at 12 years old, she's got a handful of competitions under her belt including a national title that's qualified her to go to an international competition in December.
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April Larson of Bloomington was just seven years old when she started playing pool. Now, at 12 years old, she's got a handful of competitions under her belt including a national title that's qualified her to go to an international competition in December. KARE 11 has the story:

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