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Longtime auctioneer honored at national Hall of Fame

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FARGO — Tony Heinze has perfected his quick-fire rhythmic chant over the past 47 years.

The auctioneer picked up the skill, he said, because, “I was 21 years old, and I was tired of leaning on a shovel.”

Heinze, of Heinze-Trottier-Parkman Auction Service, was recently inducted into the World Wide College of Auctioneering Hall of Fame in Mason City, Iowa.

He said the induction is like a lifetime achievement award.

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