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Last year’s United Way Celebration of Heroes included the presentation of a special Everyday Hero Award to the Patriot Assistance Dog Program. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Celebrating our heroes: United Way event is April 24 in Detroit Lakes

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It was back in the fall of 2001, when America was still reeling from the aftershocks of Sept. 11 that then-Becker County United Way President Mike Herzog and Executive Director LuAnn Porter came up with the idea of holding an event to honor the community’s “unsung heroes.”


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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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