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Hessen 97th

Former Detroit Lakes residents, Grant Johnson and Willard Hessen celebrated Willard’s 97th birthday in Orlando, Fla., this week.

Grant was a former superintendent of schools and Willard was a social studies teacher in Detroit Lakes in the 1950s.

The two old friends grew up in Two Harbors, Minn., so spent the afternoon going through scrapbooks from Two Harbors and yearbooks from Detroit Lakes.