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PRESENT FOR TUESDAY'S SIGN INSTALLATION on the Becker County Veterans Memorial Highway were State Rep. Kent Eken, MnDOT State Aid Manager Merle Early, Major Aaron Krenz, MSG James Bakkila, SFC Brian Evink, SSG Andy Riewer, Sgt. Frank Chilson, and Becker County veterans George Peters, Don Schattschneider, Harland Thompson, Dave Coalwell and Larry Hynding.

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It's been almost four years in the making, but all the pieces of the Becker County Veterans Memorial Highway are now linked together.


To celebrate that fact, representatives of several area veterans' groups met with officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and State Rep. Kent Eken. They gathered at a spot on Highway 34 at the east edge of Detroit Lakes to watch the new highway sign being erected on Tuesday.

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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.
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