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Dean Hendrickson, left, and Brad Grant are both retiring from the Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District this month. An open house in their honor is planned on Thursday, May 23 at the SWCD office, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. “It’s just time,” says Grant, who has been the SWCD’s administrator since 1978 — the same year that Hendrickson came to the district as a conservationist, after four years with the East Otter Tail SWCD in Perham. VICKI GERDES/TRIBUNE

Hendrickson, Grant leave SWCD

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Though they are both graduates of Audubon High School, Dean Hendrickson and Brad Grant were not classmates.

“I graduated in 1967,” Grant said.


“And I graduated in 1972,” Hendrickson added.

But the career paths that each of them took from their childhood years in Audubon somehow ended up in the same place.

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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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