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Dick Blanding died at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes Friday at the age of 93. DL NEWSPAPERS/Paula Quam

Dick Blanding lived a full life

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Detroit Lakes has lost a local legend with some of the deepest roots in town.

Richard “Dick” Blanding died Friday at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home. He was 93 years old.


The loss of Blanding is being felt throughout the community, as he was known among family and friends as a man who loved Becker County more than anybody they knew.

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