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Schnepf: Wyndmere team has lasting legacy from last Class B tourney in Grand Forks

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FARGO -- There were no tweets, no Facebook, no emails, no cell phones. Communication went through the Western Union station in downtown Grand Forks.

That's where Ron Becker and his basketball teammates from Wyndmere went during the 1971 North Dakota Class B state tournament. There were plenty of telegraph messages for them.

They had just won the school's first and only state championship.

"It was the big thing back then," Becker said. "I think it still is."

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