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Steward of safety: Clyde Hoffman retires as state patrol bus inspector

September 28, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON When Clyde Hoffman started his job as a vehicle inspector with the Minnesota State Patrol, carbon paper was a valuable commodity because all the reports had to be submitted in triplicate.
“Good carbon paper was like gold,” he recalled with a laugh. “We actually had supplies hidden. Then we sent to self-carbonization what an upgrade! and then gradually into computers.”
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