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Pam Slifka took over for Lou Guzek as Detroit Lakes city finance officer. She has been working with numbers most of her life, starting at a young age, getting involved with her parents' businesses. She has a degree in business, minor in accounting and is a certified public accountant as well.

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Though some might consider accounting to be a somewhat less than thrilling profession, Pam Slifka would beg to differ.

"My parents had several business while I was growing up, and I got involved with the accounting side of things at a very young age," said the Albert Lea, Minn., native. "I enjoyed it."


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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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