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Bob Pomerleau, of Willmar, said the best thing he ever did for his children was attending the Parents Forever classes after he and his wife divorced. The classes are mandatory in Minnesota. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)

Even after divorce, parents are 'Parents Forever'


The "best thing" Bob Pomerleau said he ever did for his children was to attend a mandatory five-week Parents Forever class after he and his wife divorced last winter.

Even though his 17½-year marriage ended and he was no longer a husband, his role as a father to his 15-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter did not stop.

"You don't have to be married to be a parent," said Pomerleau of Willmar.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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