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playing guitar for tourists was one way oldest brother, 'Z,' would make money for food while he and his sister and brothers survived on their own in Hawaii. The siblings begged for money and slept in a make-shift tent in the bushes, all the while taking care of each other.

Homeless no more, kids reunited with father in Detroit Lakes

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The term "home for the holidays" holds a deeper meaning for a family new to Detroit Lakes this year.

That's because only a couple of weeks ago, 16-year-old 'Z', 15-year-old Emily, 14-year-old Jake and 11-year-old Joey were homeless -- literally living on the streets of Hawaii after their mother abandoned them there a few months ago.

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Their father, a carpenter who traded his services for free boarding, had been raising the children on his own for six years.

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