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Marcia Otte recently celebrated 25 years of service with the local chapter of the Salvation Army. She has volunteered with the organization since about a year after coming to work at Mahube Community Council in January of 1988. A Mandan, N.D., native, Otte moved to Detroit Lakes that same year, and became Mahube’s family development director, serving the homeless and families in need. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Otte works to help homeless, hungry

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When Marcia Otte first started working at Mahube Community Council’s Detroit Lakes office back in 1988, she had an annual operating budget of $10,000, and her office consisted of one staff person — herself.


“For the first 15 years, I was all by myself in this department,” Marcia said.

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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