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Gene Rudolph of West Fargo, prepares to head out on his daily mail route. Rudolph was honored Thursday for his years of service at the West Fargo Post Office. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Million-mile mailman

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Gene Rudolph had no idea what he was getting into by answering that "help wanted" ad in the Fargo Forum back in the early 1970s.

But what began on a whim has turned into a lifelong career - one spanning more than three decades and nearly one million miles of accident-free driving - as a United States Postal Service letter carrier in West Fargo.


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