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DETROIT LAKES - In a Detroit Lakes classroom, students map safe routes through a long weekend.

Steven Bickell, 17, has a plan: "Sit at home and do nothing." Boredom can backfire, his classmates caution. He shrugs. It seems to work fine for him.


Mike Leitheiser, 18, has a plan, too: "Have a cute little holiday with my family in the Twin Cities." What if he runs into certain old friends? They aren't his friends, he counters; he deleted their numbers from his cell phone.

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