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Prairie Lakes Youth Programs strive for success stories


WILLMAR -- When the Prairie Lakes Youth Programs first opened its juvenile detention center in 1991, there was concern that Kandiyohi County would inherit troubled kids when their sentences were completed and they were discharged.

But Darin Balken, director of Prairie Lakes, said the programs at the facility have resulted in troubled juveniles becoming successful adults.

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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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