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SECOND CHANCE MONTH

Rick Van Geest is celebrating over 40 years in sobriety and has found his happy place by playing music at Journey North Community Church.
Candy Kylochko is grateful for her 25th chance at life.
Zanna Gray is the office manager Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project and uses her work and her history of addiction to help impact others.
Lakes area residents are sharing their stories of second chances and overcoming addiction during April, which is know around the country as Second Chance Month.

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On each Friday so far in April, the Dispatch told the stories of area residents who overcame obstacles of crime and addiction to better their lives and reach personal redemption. Their stories are moving and inspirational, and we hope everyone has or will take the time to read them.
Baxter's Joe Derosier works at Mattson Lumber and volunteers at Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project after getting a second chance at life.
Nisswa resident Dawn Powell-Bowman shares her story of addiction, recovery and hope.
Jesse Jones tells his story of second chances and hope when all seems lost.

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