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Gary Eichten signing off after 45 years with Minnesota Public Radio

Eichten has been with MPR since the company started and earned a host of journalism awards along the way. His final broadcast will be a tribute to his career in broadcasting.
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Eichten has been with MPR since the company started and earned a host of journalism awards along the way. His final broadcast will be a tribute to his career in broadcasting.

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