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Alex Gavle, left and Skye O'Brien, both juniors at Detroit Lakes High School, work on wrapping up the two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, which will be transferred to Habitat for Humanity at the end of the month.

Young builders in training -- DL High School students build a house

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A cabinet, an ashtray, a cutting board ... these are the types of things students used to make in shop class.

In Detroit Lakes, they build a house ... a real house.


"It's pretty cool when you come out here and see that you've built the whole house that somebody is actually going to live in," said Detroit Lakes Senior Andrew Johnson.

Johnson stands with his crew, 18 other DL students, back behind the high school where a one- bedroom, one-bathroom house stands.

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