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Dick Larson began teaching general math classes at Pine River-Backus in 1993. He has since expanded to physics, chemistry, electronics, and other classes. He retired at the end of the 2014 school year. Photo by Travis Grimler

Larson had Goldilocks kind of career


Dick Larson didn't arrive at Pine River-Backus School (PR-B) as a result of a carefully planned lifestyle. He arrived like Goldilocks sampling porridge until he found a place that was just right.

Larson was born in Minneapolis, and though he graduated from Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, before his graduating year he had sampled three other school districts. His father was a minister, so they moved a lot.

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