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Pastor John Reppe prepares for a service at Bassett Church on May 18. At 90, Reppe shows no signs of slowing down. (LaReesa Sandretsky /

At 90, pastor is ‘touchstone’ for Bassett Church near Brimson

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Tucked into the woods north of Duluth, an hour from town, sits a small white church dwarfed by the tall white pines surrounding it. Twice a month, the Bassett Church congregation gathers in the little building near Brimson for a service and potluck.


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LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native that began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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