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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.

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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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