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SAM BENSHOOF,, great grandson of Louis "Lou" Benshoof, is currently the editor of the East Otter Tail Focus in Perham.

Ink's in their blood

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Ink seems to run in the bloodline of the Benshoof family.

Lou Benshoof came to work for the Becker County Record in 1907 as a reporter, buying the newspaper in 1911 and owning it for the next 36 years.


His son, Jack, went to work for Lou, eventually purchasing the newspaper from his father and owning it from 1947-61. And while his son, Paul, didn't go into journalism, he was an English major in college who enjoys writing.

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