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With their hair painted team colors, Red Wing Shoe Co. President Dave Murphy (left) and Prairie Island nuclear plant site Vice President Kevin Davison shake hands Wednesday celebrating the 2013 United Way workplace fundraising campaign. Murphy’s team narrowly defeated Davison’s in a contest for greatest increase in employee participation. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

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A fundraising contest between teams led by Red Wing Shoe Co. and Xcel Energy was decided by one-tenth of a percentage point in the local United Way 2013 workplace campaign.


The Shoe’s Red Hot Intensity team increased employee participation by 7.4 percentage points, edging out Xcel Energy’s Cool Blue Brilliance with an increase of 7.3 points.

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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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