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Ecumen-Detroit Lakes staff members (from left) Shauna Wothe, Brenda Wickline and Janice Bartnes with resident Marie Lundberg (seated), standing next to one of the large murals covering the walls of a temporary access corridor between the facility’s long term and memory care units. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Painted with love: Ecumen residents, staff dress up construction with murals

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While Ecumen-Detroit Lakes is in the midst of a $10 million renovation and expansion project, temporary access hallways are being used to allow residents and staff to travel between various areas of the facility.


Because they are temporary, these hallways are composed of bare white walls that are not very inviting — so some of the healthcare facility’s staff members and residents decided to do something about it.

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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