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Fran DeCock, right, started teaching agriculture at Audubon 34 years ago; two years later, Erlene got a job teaching English at Lake Park. This past spring, the pair opted to exit the district together; their retirement becomes official at the end of the school year.

End of an era at Lake Park-Audubon

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For more than three decades, Fran DeCock -- known simply as "D" to his students -- has been sharing his passion for all things agriculture with high school students in Audubon, Lake Park and Detroit Lakes.


And for most of those years, his wife Erlene has been just a few doors down the hall at Lake Park-Audubon High School, teaching English.

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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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