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Roosevelt Elementary first-grade teacher Luke Karlsgaard welcomes new student Wyatt Jorgenson to his classroom at a recent open house. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

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Parents and students in Detroit Lakes got their first opportunity to view what the school district had done with its $600,000 investment into facility improvements at a district-wide open house on Thursday —and most were pretty impressed with what they saw.


“They’ve done a nice job with the security cameras at the front door and the aesthetics of the building,” said Matt Boeke, whose daughter Mya will be attending kindergarten at Rossman Elementary this fall.

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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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