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Belar retires from Perham museums: Passionate historian and veteran's advocate has been with both museums since 'day one'

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After decades of dedicated and tireless work to get Perham's two museums up and running, Lina Belar has officially retired.

Last week, Belar spent her last days as executive director of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County and the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum.


Belar announced her intent to retire in November, and the museums' Board of Directors accepted her notice, effective Dec. 19.

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