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Gerald Derstine stands by the prayer house he says both God and the Devil visited as he preached to teenagers back in the 1950s. It’s a place he says many of them were “born again.” DL NEWSPAPERS/Paula Quam

Strawberry Lake: Christian Retreat and Conference Center celebrates 50 years of faith

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Folks at Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat and Conference Center are celebrating 50 years of its mission this year.  

Nestled into the piney woods of the White Earth Reservation, the retreat remains a vacation destination for many in search of a Christian-centered getaway.


Sprawling over 110 acres, the retreat can house 300 guests throughout its hotels, cabins, kitchenettes, RV park and tenting areas.

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