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GF playground named for teacher, past DL resident

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Editor's note: Jane (Parker) Perkins was a 1963 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School.

A new playground at Viking Elementary School will bear the name of a beloved physical education teacher who promoted fitness.

Perkins Playground, named after the late Jane Perkins, was dedicated Friday, Sept. 3. Perkins taught physical education at Viking for 23 years, retiring in 2008. Last January, she died from cancer at age 63.

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