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One advantage to becoming the man in charge of the school building where you've spent virtually your entire teaching career is that you don't have to spend a lot of time getting familiar with the place.


Sam Skaaland was a sixth grade instructor at the Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School building in Audubon for 31 years. But on Aug. 1, he moved into the principal's office, taking the reins from the recently retired Rick Hanson.

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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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