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Jim Laffrenzen plans to spend much of his retirement time on his hobby -- refinishing furniture. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Hometown guy: Jim Laffrenzen retires after 42 years of working for city

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WORTHINGTON -- As the newbie on the Worthington Street Department in late 1970, one of Jim Laffrenzen's first tasks was to walk in front of what was then the city's sole snowblower, directing its path and that of the drivers who were hauling off the snow.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.  
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