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Father Todd Arends has been with Holy Rosary in Detroit Lakes for almost a year now. DL NEWSPAPERS/Paula Quam

DL priest says best part of the calling is the people; paperwork is down the list

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Father Todd Arends will mark one year of his service to Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday.

The charismatic, 41-year-old priest says when he arrived in Detroit Lakes on July 1 of last year, he remembers being a little concerned.


“Being from Moorhead and growing up in the 80s, we did come out here for the Fourth of July,” laughed Arends, who remembers how “crazy” the party scene was here over this holiday.

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