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Detroit Lakes native Ron Bratlie was named as District 31 Administrator of the Year by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators for his work as superintendent of Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Schools. He’s planning to retire in June. Submitted Photo

WAO’s Bratlie named District 31 Administrator of the Year

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He’s already tried to retire a couple of times before, but Detroit Lakes native Ron Bratlie says that when he leaves his position as superintendent of Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Schools this June, it’s going to stick.


“My wife has told me, ‘This is the last time you’re going to retire,’” he says with a laugh. “She’s got a ‘honey do’ list waiting for me, so I need to get back to working on that again.”

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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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