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The FATHER Project's first graduating class and staff include, from left, Kristen Partlow, FATHER Project employment representative; Josh Ellis; Ken Evans; Joe Johnson, FATHER Project case manager; Matt Harju; Cleo Hartung, FATHER Project coordinator; Willy Klotz and Randy Snyder. (Submitted photo)

FATHER Project celebrates grad dads

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The FATHER Project in Park Rapids celebrated its first graduation Tuesday. Proud dads received graduation certificates bearing three powerful words: World's Best Dad!


A program of St. Joseph's Area Health Services Community Health and Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, the FATHER Project opened it doors in April to fathers and families.

Its mission is to assist fathers in overcoming barriers that prevent them from supporting their children economically and emotionally.

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