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DLHS senior Derek Long, center, shares some laughs with his fellow seniors during a benefit kickball game at the Rec Park Wednesday afternoon. Brian Basham/Record

Students host benefit for classmate

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After a day of raking leaves, cleaning windows, picking up yards, parks and ditches and doing some painting, seniors at Detroit Lakes High School decided to continue the day of caring to a friend and his family.

Dubbed the Long Day of Caring, hundreds of students and adults came out Wednesday afternoon to not only give monetarily, but to show their support for senior Derek Long and his family.

Long’s mother has been diagnosed with stage 4 terminal colon cancer.

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