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Mitchell Dahlen is the first local student to earn a GED under new, tougher standards. His advice: Show up every day.

First local grad in new GED program

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The testing standards may have tightened a bit for earning a General Educational Development (GED) diploma, but that doesn’t mean those who didn’t graduate from high school with their peers should despair of ever passing that milestone.


“It’s certainly not impossible to pass,” says Kathy Simison, lead teacher for the Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education (ABE) program, located on the campus of M State-Detroit Lakes.

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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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