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Gayle Knutson, a Detroit Lakes native, with her director’s chair. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Though her work as a filmmaker takes her all over the world — she had to miss her high school reunion this summer because she was on a plane to Peru when it was getting underway — Detroit Lakes native Gayle Knutson still has a lingering affection for her hometown.


“It’s a fun place to grow up, I tell you,” she said Thursday. “I love Detroit Lakes — I think it’s a huge influence on why I like to do films about small towns.”

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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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