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Diane Lee, who operates the Wadena McDonald's, was recently awarded the Ray Kroc Award. It recognizes the top one percent of operators for all the McDonald's locations in the country -- approximately 14,000 restaurants.

Local McDonald's manager is among the best in U.S.

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Amid thousands of golden arches across the country, the ones Diane Lee stands under shine a little bit more than the rest.

Lee, who operates the Wadena McDonald’s, was recently given the Ray Kroc Award, whose honorees comprise the top one percent of all operators of all the 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the nation.


She said she had been nominated for the past four years, so she was “shocked” when she actually won the award this year.

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