Larson Scores Birthday Gift from Vikes

Ed Larson, left, is joined by his great-nephew, Cory Huberty of White Bear Lake, his nephew, Jim Larson of Ham Lake, and his brother, Verlo Larson of Forest Lake. Together, they cheered the home team to a victory which sealed a spot in the playoffs. (Photo submitted)

Ed Larson, left, is joined by his great-nephew, Cory Huberty of White Bear Lake, his nephew, Jim Larson of Ham Lake, and his brother, Verlo Larson of Forest Lake. Together, they cheered the home team to a victory which sealed a spot in the playoffs. (Photo submitted)

Ed Larson, the Columbus man who held the distinction of turning 100 on “12/12/12” last month, continues to enjoy celebrity status. The Minnesota Vikings arranged for Larson and some family members to get royal treatment for the Dec. 30 regular season finale against the Green Bay Packers.

NW_Larson2The Vikings picked the Larson group up in a limo and provided field-level seats for the game. Those accompanying Larson said they had never seen him smile so much. Ed even got to meet a Vikings cheerleader and team President Mark Wilf.

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