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Dick Clark's widow a former St. Cloud Tech homecoming queen

Kari Wigton was a cheerleader and 1960 graduate of St. Cloud Tech, who later moved to California and spent 35 years married to legendary television host Dick Clark. Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 82
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Kari Wigton was a cheerleader and 1960 graduate of St. Cloud Tech, who later moved to California and spent 35 years married to legendary television host Dick Clark. Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 82

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