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Detroit Lakes High School senior Ben Tjedkes earned his Eagle Scout wings by completing a trail enhancement project on the trails along North Tower Road north of Detroit Lakes — with a little help from his friends. SUBMITTED PHOTO

DLHS senior earns his Eagle Scout wings

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It couldn’t have been easy, but after 11 years Detroit Lakes High School senior Ben Tjedkes is finally earning his wings — his Eagle Scout wings.

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“I’ve been in (the scouts) since the first grade,” he said.

“I think it’s taught me leadership skills because I was named senior patrol leader, which is the head person of all the scouts.”

And now Tjedkes has completed the final, big project that will likely give him the top Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout.

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