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Noel Allard of Park Rapids has been inducted into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame. He stands here in front of his Aeronca Chief airplane. (Submitted photo)

Allard inducted into state Aviation Hall of Fame

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Growing up near the airport in Minneapolis led to a life of aviation for Park Rapids resident Noel Allard.

He was recently inducted into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame for his contributions to the aviation field, although many people in the Park Rapids area know him for his involvement in the Park Rapids Antique Tractor & Engine Club.


"Tractors are as much fun as airplanes," he said.

But he has always had a soft spot for flying.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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