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Idor Pederson, center, was the Washington County commissioner in 1944 and maintained his seat for 32 years until he retired in 1977.

It is not often that a person who moves into a new community becomes so associated with the community that they become one in the same.

Idor Pederson purchased a gas station in 1930 and became one of the most respected citizens of the growing resort village of Forest Lake.

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