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Oldest living person in Minnesota turns 111


ST. ANTHONY, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's oldest living person has added another candle to her birthday cake.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports Evelyn Kleine turned 111 years old this week at a community home in St. Anthony where she is a bingo and cribbage champ.

Kleine was born in northeast Minnesota on July 11, 1907. She's considered a supercentenarian, a person who has lived to or passed their 110th birthday. Kleine says that she takes each day as it comes and doesn't smoke, drink or dance.

She was a seamstress by trade and continued to mend her clothes, even on her 100th birthday. Joanie Bixler-Anderson, Kleine's great-niece, says her aunt also continued to drive until the age of 99.

Kleine was married twice. She's outlived both of her husbands and has no children.

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