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Friends & Neighbors - 'Standing with the Students'

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Upon meeting Valentine Eben, one's first impression is that he is a man who smiles a lot.

His eyes seek out those of the person he is talking to, drawing them into the conversation.


As one listens to him tell his story, however, it becomes apparent that this is a man who has seen and lived through some pretty harrowing experiences in his 35 years on the planet.

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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.
(218) 844-1454