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Workers are getting the walls up inside the Compassion House to ready it for the men that will be staying there in the future. There will be three open houses at the Compassion House the week of Nov. 10-18 for people to get a look inside. Submitted Photos

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When the staff and volunteers at The Refuge in Detroit Lakes were looking at potential musical acts for the 2013 edition of Hope Fest, the Christian music and outreach festival that they kicked off last June, John Schlitt was at the top of the list.


The former lead singer of Christian rock band Petra -- and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee -- is widely regarded as one of the genre's premier musicians.

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