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Detroit Lakes Middle School sixth-graders go through the salad bar line during their first middle school lunch period Tuesday afternoon. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

First-day enrollment higher than expected in Detroit Lakes

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First-day enrollment numbers for Detroit Lakes Public Schools shattered previous estimates.

At a special school board meeting Tuesday evening, the district announced that 2,737 students have enrolled thus far.


Business Manager Ted Heisserer said that the district budgeted for 2,661 students for the 2009-10 school year.

"Generally we start out higher and get lower," he said.

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