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When Mary Newman decided to buy a second home, large enough to fit company in, she chose one with the potential for a big return.

The Detroit Lakes woman is already living in a condo on West Lake Drive, but she bought a four-bedroom brick house that she transformed into something a modern family would be attracted to.


The house, also located on West Lake Drive, had original bright orange shag carpeting, a closed up small kitchen and old bathrooms that needed a lot of work.

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