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A variety of Washington School staff get together the last Friday of July each year for breakfast. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Keeping Washington School alive

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Although no one seems to be quite sure how long they've been meeting, the staff from Washington School in Detroit Lakes enjoys the once-a-year breakfasts regardless.

Erma Hoseth, who retired in 1983 after teaching 12 years at Washington School and 15 years at Rossman School, said she thinks it started about 20 years ago.

"We used to have a Friday group and have coffee in the afternoon. Then we thought it would be nice to have breakfast with everyone," she said.

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