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Duluth Businessman And Philanthropist Ron Weber Is Dead

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Duluth, MN (KDAL) - At age eighty three Ron Weber has passed away.  He died last Friday.  Weber grew up in Duluth and graduated from Central High School and UMD.  He is the Weber in the Weber Music Hall on campus and contributed large sums of money to conservation, including the UMD Natural Resources Research Institute.

An avid angler, Weber was on a fishing trip to Canada when he came across a line of Finnish fishing lures called Rapala.  He contacted the company and took over their worldwide distribution. 

Services will be Sunday in Minneapolis.

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