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FRED CROWELL IS THE NEW PASTOR at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Detroit Lakes, but he's no stranger to the community, having spent his childhood years here until the family moved to St. Paul when he was in fifth grade. He and his wife, Roberta, have two grown daughters, and one 13-year-old granddaughter.

'It's nice to be back home'

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Though he's only been the pastor of Detroit Lakes' Seventh Day Adventist Church since Nov. 20, Fred Crowell is no stranger to the lakes area.


"I grew up here in Detroit Lakes, until I was in the fifth grade, when we moved to St. Paul," Crowell says. "I went to junior high and high school there (in St. Paul).

"We joined the Adventist church when I was in the fourth grade," he adds, noting that he has eight brothers and sisters.

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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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