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Kim Bettcher, programming director at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, has written a children's book about football. The book, which includes simple instructions for playing the game, can be picked up at Norby's, Book World, the DLCCC or online at

Author, author! DLCCC's Kim Bettcher pens children's book on football

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Though most of her career has been focused on sports and fitness, Detroit Lakes resident Kim Bettcher has also had another secret passion: writing.


"I have been writing for years -- since I was little," says Bettcher, who has been at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center since it opened in 2001 -- first as fitness and aquatics director, and now as one of its two programming directors.

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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.
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