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Photo by Dana Pavek/WDC Schools Front row, from left: Katrina Okeson and Alexis Carlson, organizers of the Walk for Wadena fund-raiser from Roosevelt Elementary in Detroit Lakes, and Pam Kruger, Roosevelt Elementary teacher, presented a check for $2,127 this week to Wadena-Deer Creek High School. Also pictured accepting the donation, back row, from left: WDC High School senior Dustin Cantrell; WDC High School phy ed/health teacher Tom VanErp, WDC senior Josh Sherman and WDC junior Jeremy Sherman. The mo...

Detroit Lakes fifth-graders raise $2,127 in 'Walk for Wadena'

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Every day for a week in November, most of the fifth -graders at Roosevelt Elementary School in Detroit Lakes walked or ran a mile over their lunch hour to raise money for Wadena-Deer Creek High School.

After Pam Kruger's class read the book, "Walk for a Cause," some started to ask if they could walk for their own cause.

"I said I'd help, but you will have to do the work," Kruger said, who is a Title 1 teacher at Roosevelt Elementary. And so they did.

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