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Mollberg takes first place in area student film festival

The 2nd annual Lakes Area Student Produced Film Festival was held on Thursday, May 21, at the George Simpson Auditorium at the Detroit Lakes Middle School. The film festival, sponsored by Arvig Communication Systems recognizes young filmmakers in the Lakes Area and gives cash prizes to the top four films.

Winners of this year's Lakes Area Student Produced Film Festival include:

n 4th place -- Muck by directors Dani Labine and Reed Oistad. Muck is a documentary on the devastating athletic knee injury suffered by Laker senior Kyle Muckenhirn and Kyle's subsequent return to athletic competition after two years of rehabilitation.

n 3rd place -- Pingis by directors Tanner Yocum and Ajuwak Kapeshisit. Pingis is a creative look at a fictional sport.

n 2nd place -- Bear Huntin' 101 by directors Rob Richards, Brandon Baker and Jess Benson. Bear Huntin' 101 is humorous look at the bare facts of bear safety in the wilderness.

n 1st place -- The Lost Generation by director Katie Mollberg. The Lost Generation includes the participation of 12 graduates of the DLHS Class of 2009 in the recitation of the famous poem by Jonathon Reed.