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33-year-old Valerie Snobeck is a Detroit Lakes graduate who turned her dreams of becoming an artist into reality. Snobeck, who has her pieces shown all over the world in some of the most famous art galleries, now lives in New York City where she works out of her studio. Snobeck’s upbringing in Minnesota is seen in some of her artwork from time to time. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Detroit Lakes girl becomes successful, world renound, contemporary artist

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They’re a funny thing — just when a person begins to think they’re only for fairy tales, one comes true for somebody right down the road.


Valerie Snobeck was just like any other girl growing up in Detroit Lakes.

She was in 4-H.  Her father sold cars; her mother was a seamstress and child care provider.

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