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Park Rapids High School graduate Elizabeth walker recently moved back to the lakes area when she took a job as an associate attorney at Thorwaldsen & Malmstrom in Detroit Lakes — the same community where her father, William Walker, worked for many years as a district court judge. DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Retired judge’s daughter takes job at DL law firm

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Though she was working as a litigator for a prestigious Minneapolis law firm, when Elizabeth Walker heard that there was an opening for an associate attorney at Thorwaldsen & Malmstrom in Detroit Lakes, she didn’t hesitate to apply.


“Working in a big law firm, you get pigeonholed into a very small niche,” said the daughter of retired Becker County District Court Judge William Walker.

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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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