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An architectural rendition of the new women's shelter to be built in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted graphic)

Work starts July 8 on DL women's shelter

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A couple of years ago, a local woman approached the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center staff to ask numerous questions about its operations.


She then toured the facility and began doing some research. A short time later the woman, Mary Newman, let them know what all that research had been about: She made a $1 million donation to the organization for the construction of a shelter that would provide a temporary safe haven for abuse victims.

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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.
(218) 844-1454