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October 13, 2016
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'It's a very grim situation here,' says TeacHaiti founder Miquette Denie McaMahon, speaking of the devastating effects that Hurricane Michael has had on her home country. More than 300 people are dead, and another 300,000 displaced from their homes.
'It takes just $1 a day to educate a child'
October 13, 2016 - 5:26am
September 7, 2016
Mahnomen native Denise Kettner became the new president of the United Way of Becker County on June 1. She biecame involved with the organization during her 36-year career teaching kindergarten for the  Detroit Lakes School District, but decided to deepen her commitment to the organization after retiring from teaching  in 2014. The theme she chose for the United Way's 2016 fundraising drive is "Change the Story."
It's time to 'change the story'
September 7, 2016 - 11:45am
August 23, 2016
Emma Ellefson (center), 18, of Park Rapids, trained witih the famed Rockettes in New York City earlier this month.
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
August 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
February 13, 2013
Gina and Travis Schauer of Lake Park will be representing Becker County in this year's Emerging Leadership Program of the University of Minnesota and Northwest Minnesota Foundation. They will be honored along with other couples in the program at a banquet on March 23 in Crookston.
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'Emerging leaders' honored
February 13, 2013 - 10:33am
February 6, 2013
Mark Marthaler stands surrounded by the trucks and plows at the Becker County Highway Department maintenance shop, where he has spent the past 31 years working to keep the county's fleet of highway equipment in tip-top shape. He plans to retire from his position as head mechanic on Feb. 28.
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'Mr. Sunshine' set to retire
February 6, 2013 - 9:22am
January 29, 2013
After 28 years, Teiken steps down from Waubun board
January 29, 2013 - 3:21pm
January 23, 2013
Mark Odland sits in front of the headboard that he hand-crafted in his Detroit Lakes wood shop just recently.  He says he once made three complete bedroom sets for the Twin Cities home of one of his daughters.
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Retired doctor crafts beautiful furniture
January 23, 2013 - 9:12am
January 16, 2013
April Wilsey and her mentor Jan Parta have been matched since Wilsey was in fifth grade. She is now a senior, and hopes to become a mentor herself in the future.
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Mentors help youth reach their goals
January 16, 2013 - 9:43am
January 8, 2013
"When She Turned 40-ish"
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Local artist publishes first book
January 8, 2013 - 3:33pm
December 26, 2012
Dale Binde shows off the plaque that he received at his last meeting as a member of the Lake Park-Audubon School Board on Dec. 17. The rural Lake Park farmer retired from the board this month after 16 1/2 years of service.
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Binde ready to retire from LP-A School Board
December 26, 2012 - 8:31am
December 18, 2012
Joleen Skolte has been the secretary for Detroit Lakes High School Principal Steve Morben since 2007. Morben nominated her for the regional Office Professional of the Year award this fall -- and the Minnesota Associaiton of Secondary School Principals chose her as the state winner as well.
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DLHS secretary wins state award
December 18, 2012 - 2:07pm
December 4, 2012
Eric Martinez is finding the transition from assistant princinpal at Detroit Lakes High School to principal of grades 5-12 at Waubun to be a smooth one since starting his new position this fall.
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Martinez enjoying job as Waubun principal
December 4, 2012 - 3:15pm
November 28, 2012
Past president Duane Henrikson was presented with a plaque in appreciation of his service to the Oak Crossing Family Council by current president Jeanne Teiken. Henrikson served for 20 years as president, and still is on the council even though he's no longer its president.
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Turning over the reins: After 20 years, Henrikson stepping down
November 28, 2012 - 9:10am
November 20, 2012
Detroit Lakes native Christopher Mohs is loving life in his new home, New York City, where he moved a year ago from Minneapolis. His new book, "Great Eats! In a New York Minute or Two," was just released last week, and should be on bookstore shelves soon.
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DL native pens book, discovers new love
November 20, 2012 - 11:23am
November 14, 2012
UND law school graduate Josh Haugen started working full-time at the Detroit Lakes law firm of Shoemaker & Ziegler on Nov. 1. He and his wife Nicole are expecting their first child in December.
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Fargo native is new lawyer at Shoemaker & Ziegler
November 14, 2012 - 8:22am
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