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Ed Maninga finds his role behind the wheel to be energizing. "I can go all day and it doesn't bother me," the 71-year-old said of his role hauling potatoes for RDO Trucking. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

RDO trucker marks million-plus accident-free miles

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Inestimable tons of potatoes have made their way from storage to the R.D. Offutt Park Rapids plant, thanks to Ed Maninga.

At 71, Maninga, has logged more than 1.1 million accident-free miles carrying spuds across Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.


"Always with music," he said of his solitary journeys. "And if there's nothing good on, I sing to myself."

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