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Jerry Borgen — Mr. Red Wing — dead at 89

Jerry Borgen died July 11, 2018. File photo

Jerry Borgen, known as “Mr. Red Wing," died July 11, 2018. He was 89.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Borgen was born February 19, 1929 in Red Wing. He was involved with ski jumping from an early age, and was integral in bringing the American Ski Jumping Museum and Hall of Fame to Red Wing, which opened in 2014. Borgen also was heavily involved with the Rotary Club and received numerous honors, including Red Wing Neighbor of the Year.

More details and a story will be in the Saturday edition of the Republican Eagle.