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bruce
04-21-2011, 04:24 PM
Eric Skogman Remembered

Eric Skogman, MSPNís Editorial Director and dear friend, passed
peacefully in the company of family on Wednesday afternoon, April
20th after a long, and courageous battle against cancer. To celebrate
his life, and to also help Ericís family with the immense expense of
his journey; a benefit and celebration in his honor will be held as
scheduled this Saturday, April 23rd at Tuttleís in Hopkins at
6:00pm.

Eric was an avid powersports enthusiast for nearly 30 years. Eric
joined MSPN in 2007, where he directed the editorial efforts and
managed content for MSPNís publications and clients. He worked
closely with the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association, All-
Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota, Minnesota 4-Wheel Drive
Association, and many other MSPN publishing partners including the
Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs, Illinois Association of
Snowmobilers, the Sno-Barons, ISOC, ORA, WSA, USCC, Visit Duluth,
EMT, Minnesota DNR, and many others.

Prior to joining MSPN he spent nearly eight years in various
editorial positions at Ehlert Publishing Group located in Maple
Grove, Minnesota. There he served as editor of ATV Magazine,
Watercraft World, Snow Goer, Snowmobile, and Snow Week magazines.
Eric was also the Editor-in-Chief at DeWitt Publishing in St. Paul,
MN; was a freelance writer for several national publications; and
recently was an integral member of a team of journalists supporting
ESPNís Winter X-Games.

No matter his role or situation, Ericís passion, commitment,
professionalism, wit, and enduring zest for life were ever-present
with abundance. Armed with a grin, Eric was a friend to all and will
be remembered not just for his incredible contributions of his
career, but also more importantly, for the love he showed toward
everyoneís life he touched.

Godspeed Eric.

You can read about Ericís journey at his Caring Bridge site at:
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ehs1