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Becker County highway superintendent John Okeson will.spend his last day on the job this Thursday, April 29. Okeson, a Detroit Lakes area native, has been with the highway department for 42 years.

Easin' on down the road

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For 42 years now, John Okeson has been keeping the roads of Becker County safe for drivers and pedestrians alike.

But on Thursday, the Becker County highway superintendent will be easing on down the road into retirement -- at least from his duties for the county.


"I've been here long enough," said Okeson on Tuesday. "I think it's just time... I want to do a few other things."

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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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