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Mark Odland sits in front of the headboard that he hand-crafted in his Detroit Lakes wood shop just recently. He says he once made three complete bedroom sets for the Twin Cities home of one of his daughters. Vicki Gerdes/Tribune

Retired doctor crafts beautiful furniture

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Mark Odland has had many professions in his life: At various times, he has worked as a professional musician, served in the U.S. Navy, been employed as a meteorologist and practiced medicine.


But it wasn't until relatively late in his working life that Odland discovered the hobby that would become his passion: woodworking.

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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