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Lowell Niklaus has worked in several different positions with the Detroit Lakes School District over the last 21 years, but come July 1, he’s retiring. He has been in education 38 years. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

After serving in several capacities at DL school, Niklaus comes full circle to retirement

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During his 21 years with the Detroit Lakes School District, Lowell Niklaus has come full circle.

“I started as the education director, and I did that for five years,” Niklaus said Monday. “Then I served for nine years as superintendent, and then seven more years as education director.”


But come July 1, Niklaus’ tenure with the district will officially come to an end, as his retirement begins.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454