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Martha Vaerst. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Park Rapids treasure celebrates 100 years

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Martha Vaerst waited until she'd attained just the right age of senior citizenship before moving into assisted living last July.

She was 99.


Sunday she returned to her hometown to celebrate her 100th birthday in near blizzard conditions. She and eight family members came up to Park Rapids the day before.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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