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Lakes Area Football and Basketball Officials Kalan Malchow, Wade Johnson, Steve Morben, Justin Hegg, Steve Fode and Terry Eiter. Malchow, Johnson, Fode and Eiter are all teachers at Detroit Lakes High School. Morben is the DLHS principal and Hegg is the Detroit Lakes Middle School assistant principal. (Brian Basham/Tribune)

It's a ref life: Teachers who serve as officials juggle hectic schedules

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Schoolteachers have a lot on their plate just being a teacher. Some choose to also coach sports or lead an extra curricular activity. And yet others choose to be sports officials.


Officials have the same pressures of a coach with the added pressure of always striving to make the correct call and not influence the outcome of a game.

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