Bemidjian defends 'Great American Thinker' title

Writer, poet, photographer, bodybuilder, pilot, flight instructor and Bemidji dentist Marsh Muirhead added another title to the list last year – Great American Thinker. Now he aims to defend the title. Muirhead was recently named one of four finalists for the 20th annual amateur philosophy contest, “The Great American Think-Off,” to be held June 9 in New York Mills.
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Writer, poet, photographer, bodybuilder, pilot, flight instructor and Bemidji dentist Marsh Muirhead added another title to the list last year – Great American Thinker. Now he aims to defend the title. Muirhead was recently named one of four finalists for the 20th annual amateur philosophy contest, “The Great American Think-Off,” to be held June 9 in New York Mills.

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