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One of the Damien Mitten Trees located around Detroit Lakes. This one in Speak Easy is sponsored by the Breakfast Rotary Club. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Damiens help provide warmth

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For nearly 50 years now, the members of Detroit Lakes’ Damien Society have spent every Christmas season helping to warm the hands — and even a few hearts — of local residents in need.


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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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