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Detroit Lakes Tourism Director Cleone Stewart and Mayor Matt Brenk observe 40 years for Garrison Keillor’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion.’ Detroit Lakes joins communities across the state in becoming Lake Wobegon for the weekend of July 4-6. The population 1974 is in honor of 1974, the year the show was created. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Detroit Lakes joins in celebrating 40 years of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

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Though Detroit Lakes is a pretty well-known as the place to be on Fourth of July, it’s changing its name for the long weekend, becoming a part of a place pretty well-known through the state — Lake Wobegon.

Helping celebrate the 40th anniversary of Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, cities throughout Minnesota, including Detroit Lakes, have been chosen to become honorary Lake Wobegons July 4-6.

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