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Wahpeton native Nancy Brennan moved to Little Toad Lake five years ago with her husband Les, after raising their two children in Montana. She was recently chosen as Volunteer of the Year for the Friends of Tamarac. Vicki Gerdes/DL NEWSPAPERS

Brennan is Volunteer of Year for Friends of Tamarac NWR

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Though she has only been a resident of the Detroit Lakes area for about five years now, Nancy Brennan’s passion for its abundant and richly diverse plant and animal life runs as deeply as any native.


From the first moment she stepped foot in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, it was love at first sight for the Wahpeton, N.D., native.

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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