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George Rekela

Minnesota native George R. Rekela grew up playing pond hockey in the Mesabi Iron Range, home of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. He is a journalism graduate of the University of Minnesota and has authored a dozen sports books, including biographies of, among others, Brett Favre, Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl Malone and Kurt Warner. He currently serves as publisher emeritus of the Twin Cities' Southside Journal, a research, focused sports information publication.