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U.S. Border Patrol agent Cliff Allen stands atop a rock along the Mexican border. Allen, who graduated from Red Wing High School in 2005, recently returned stateside from a Army National Guard deployment to assist the National Police in Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy Ron Allen)

On guard, at home and abroad


Like many high school seniors, Cliff Allen dreamed of leaving his hometown behind.

"I knew I'd have to leave to get a decent job," said Allen, who realized that his future would be found elsewhere.


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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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