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Hughes Shoes owner Boxrud dies

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A staple in Red Wing's downtown business community for many years, Jim Boxrud, 68, died Monday after a brief bout with cancer.

Boxrud was perhaps best known around town as the longtime owner of Hughes Shoes. After working at the store for a number of years, Boxrud and fellow worker Rodney Hauschildt teamed up to buy the store as business partners.

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They worked as a duo for 30 years before selling the business to John Wanshura in 2008.

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