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
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 the
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