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Detroit Lakes native Kari Williams was appointed June 1 as the new president of the United Way of Becker County for 2012-13. She and her husband Mike both grew up in Detroit Lakes, then moved away for a few years before coming back to the community 19 years ago to raise their children. Photo By - Vicki Gerdes

Taking the reins at United Way

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Though she is a Detroit Lakes native, it wasn't until about six years ago that Kari Williams first became involved with the United Way of Becker County.


"I had a good friend who was the chair of the Community Celebration that year, and she needed a co-chair," Williams said.

About five years ago, she was appointed to fill out the term of a United Way board member who had resigned, and "I've been on the board ever since," she added.

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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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