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MS Tram takes the scenic route through Todd and Wadena counties

by Trinity Gruenberg

A group of cheerful bicyclists pedaled their way into Clarissa on Highway 71 on Thursday, July 27. Their team shirts said “I didn’t plan to wake up this awesome.” They battled the heat and humidity in their quest to raise funds to find a cure for MS.

The 2023 Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota, sometimes referred to as the MS Tram, recently held its five-day event with bicyclists traveling through Otter Tail, Wadena and Todd counties. Participants all had the same goal, to find a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS).

MS is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of the nerves. The nerve damage disrupts the communication between the brain and the body.

MS has many different symptoms, including vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination. . .

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