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JESSICA BURHANS will serve as the 2011-12 president for the United Way of Becker County. The Detroit Lakes native has been employed as vice president of retail banking at Midwest Bank in Detroit Lakes for the past couple of years. She and her husband Brian make their home in Detroit Lakes with their three chldren.

A true passion for giving

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Detroit Lakes native Jessica Burhans has a genuine passion for helping those in need -- which is part of what led her to become involved with the United Way even before graduating from high school.


"My mother was very involved in the door-to-door (residential) campaign," Burhans said -- and she talked her into becoming involved as well.

She went on to become a loan executive with the Cass-Clay United Way, "working with all the different payroll drives."

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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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