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DL woman visits North Korea

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An Oct. 9 nuclear test in North Korea made that tiny Asian nation the focus of a political firestorm.

United Nations Security Council sanctions were imposed. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il was almost universally condemned for his actions in authorizing the bomb test.


But a Detroit Lakes resident who visited the country in October as part of a humanitarian delegation feels there is an even more pressing issue facing North Korea: Its people are near starvation.

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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.
(218) 844-1454