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El Zagal Shrine potentate Ron Beck presents AL KROGSTAD with the Sam Sar Award at the Shriners' Oct. 11 stated business meeting in Fargo. Both Krogstad and Beck are members of the Detroit Lakes Shrine Color Guard.

DL native receives Sam Sar Award

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Though he likes to call himself a "worker bee" when it comes to his work for the Detroit Lakes Shrine Color Guard, that doesn't mean Al Krogstad's contributions to the local unit of Fargo's El Zagal Shrine go unnoticed.


Quite the contrary: Earlier this month, at the Oct. 7 stated business meeting of El Zagal, the Temple Potentate, Ron Beck, presented Krogstad with the Sam Sar Award -- the highest award that any Shrine Noble can receive.

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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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