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With long roots, Odalens stay in El Paso spotlight

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EL PASO--It's not like Bud and Marion Odalen have never had moments of notoriety as long-time El Paso residents.

The 1942 Spring Valley flood occurred on their wedding day. The couple, in their 80s and still active, remembered Wednesday how they couldn't get away from the then-Rush River church for a honeymoon in Red Wing and ended up spending the night at his sister's, the Bjornson farm.

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