Who is Grandma’s poster girl?

Her smiling face is on every promotional piece produced by Grandma's Marathon this year, including posters, press guides and even a billborad on Interstate 35. The Duluth News-Tribune tells us who she is, and why she's so happy.
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Her smiling face is on every promotional piece produced by Grandma's Marathon this year, including posters, press guides and even a billborad on Interstate 35. The Duluth News-Tribune tells us who she is, and why she's so happy.

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