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Client Amber Anderson takes a break from her paper shredding duties to offer director Michelle McDonald a high-five at the Lake County Developmental Achievement Center on Wednesday. The center, located in Knife River, is seeking funding for a new building. DAC offers services to developmentally disabled adults. Photo by LaReesa Sandretsky.

Center serving developmentally disabled adults seeks new home

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On Central Avenue in Knife River, there is a hand-painted white and red sign in front of an old brick building. It reads, “SALE Hand Woven Rugs.”


The small sign with peeling paint gives almost no hint that there’s a hive of activity just inside the doors of the Lake County Developmental Achievement Center.

“We have a lot of fun here,” said Michelle McDonald, one of the center’s three directors. “We walk in and we know it’s going to be a great day.”

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LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native that began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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