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Keeper of DL streets and parks racked up a lot of improvements

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For 20 years, Roy Estes has served as street commissioner for the City of Detroit Lakes.

During that time, the city's street and parks department has grown dramatically in its scope and focus -- so much so, Estes notes, that his job title has become obsolete.


"I'm the last street commissioner Detroit Lakes will ever have," he says. After officially retiring from that position on Friday, Dec. 22, he is going to be replaced by a public works director.

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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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