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The sight of well-known radio voice Oats LeGrand broadcasting while sitting atop his car was a common one for decades throughout small towns in Minnesota. LeGrand, who first started broadcasting high school games in 1952, died on Tuesday after a battle with Alzheimer's. Forum file photo

Legendary Minnesota broadcaster dies

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For more than four decades, one man's voice and presence could create quite a stir in the quiet towns of Minnesota lakes country.

His name was Odis LeGrand - better known as Oats. His claim to fame was broadcasting high school athletic events from countless wooden bleachers, from the top of his car, from a wooden press box that once toppled during a wind storm and even once from a tree.


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