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Marie Nitke/FOCUS Manon Charlier (center) will be staying with the Huebsch family in Perham for the next year as a foreign exchange student from France. Pictured with her are Mark and Sue Huebsch.

4,500 miles from home; Foreign exchange student to spend a year in Perham

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Manon Charlier has only been stateside for two weeks, but she's already made some interesting observations on American life.

"Everything is big here," she said in an interview Monday, her French accent distinct. "The roads, the cars, the malls."

Even the little things, like milk, are sold in much bigger portions than she's used to. And, she says, it's all a lot cheaper to buy.

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