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Larson joins projects team at newspaper

The Detroit Lakes Newspapers sales team has hired a new inside sales/special projects salesperson.

Jill Larson, of Detroit Lakes, joined the company last week.

After graduating with a diploma in sales and marketing from the local Minnesota State Community and Technical College, she opened her own promotional advertising business and continued in sales and customer service for years following that.

She was a title clerk at the Becker county Motor Vehicle department for five years right before joining Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Larson was also a general manager at Casey's, where she worked hard to keep customer service alive.

"Customer service is a thing of the past and I'm looking forward to revisiting it here at the DL newspaper," she said.

Which is why she's excited about interacting with clients and selling advertising for all publications with a focus on special sections.

Larson lives in Detroit Lakes with her husband Mark Blacknik. They have three children, Crystal, Jon and Jake, who also reside in Detroit Lakes, and six grandchildren.