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Barbie Porter


Reporter for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus.

Barbie graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in both print journalism and photojournalism from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2006.

She appreciates each opportunity to share life stories and is working to enhance feature stories with video clips and improve her photography skills.

Outside of work, Barbie spends time with family, friends and her dogs: Masuba and Jebediah. Her pastimes include writing novels and lyrics. In recent years she wrote for a Canadian musician. She is also always up for a game of chess.

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Local author donates profits from book to help financially struggling families.
Rural Detroit Lakes man part of an effort to bring 250 miles of trails to tri-state area.
Grace Lutheran Church serves up knoephla soup, Santa visits local store during busy weekend in DL
County board to weigh information before deciding on proposed moratorium of THC product sales.
New cleaning service tackles residential, commercial and post-construction job sites in a 25-mile radius of Detroit Lakes
Future of Maplelag lodge uncertain after devastating October fire
Lester Hauglid has played Texas Hold 'em since he was 19 years old. The 42-year-old is heading to Las Vegas, Nev., this January to compete against some of the best amateur players.
The downtown parade features well-lit floats and people who literally shine bright. There will also be holiday festivities afoot, such as Christmas music and holiday treats, and many stores are extending their hours.
Last June, Rochelle Christianson adopted Prince. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with FOXG1 syndrome, which impairs development, causes structural brain abnormalities and is so rare that it affects less than 1,000 people worldwide.
Rossman Elementary students perform musical for peers and parents.