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New Rockford alumnus flies all over the world and above home

Sometimes, childhood dreams really do come true.

Jason Lafontaine graduated from New Rockford High School in 1988 with dreams of becoming a pilot. Decades later, there aren't many places on Earth he hasn't flown to.

According to LaFontaine, his earliest memories of wanting to be a pilot stem from a local crop duster near Bremen, who "used to buzz us all the time." He began admiring pilots ever sin...