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Teacher and daycare provider Mary Rotter plans to open Laker Prep Preschool, a preschool with after school daycare services, this fall in Detroit Lakes. She said it will be the first in the area that provides both services under one roof.

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"Big success starts small." That's the mantra Mary Rotter will go by when she opens up the very first Prep Preschool in Detroit Lakes.


Rotter is a graduate of Detroit Lakes High School, and has been a kindergarten teacher and reading specialist for the past 10 years in St. Paul.

"But now that we're starting a family, we wanted to be an area that's good for raising children."

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