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Pequot Lakes High School will recognize and honor veteran official Jim Weinzierl before he officiates the Patriots’ boys’ basketball game Feb. 18 against Perham.

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The contest will be the last regular-season game of Weinzierl’s 30-plus year career, during which he has officiated more than 1,500 varsity games. He has officiated 23 state tournaments, during which he worked 10 state championship games.

Weinzierl has been a college official for 20 years, an officials’ coordinator and a Minnesota State High School League clinician.

He is a former head boys basketball coach at Park Rapids. Two of his sons are also currently basketball officials.

Currently, Weinzierl is the administrative region secretary for Region 8-1A.

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