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Lakes Learning teacher hopes to inspire others to pursue dreams

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Though Patti DeGroat didn't pursue a career in education immediately upon graduating from Waubun High School in 1977, "it's always been in my blood," she says.

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"When my brother was 3 -- he's four years younger than me -- I used to make him all these flash cards, and taught him his letters and numbers," explains the White Earth native. "I was so proud of him when he went to school and knew all this stuff already."

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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.
(218) 844-1454
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