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Darla Ellingson started as the new CEO and executive director of Perham’s museums on Aug. 1. Relatively new to Minnesota, she lived in Hawaii for 22 years before moving to the area. She has decades of experience with business and nonprofit development. Marie Nitke/Perham FOCUS

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Perham, say “Aloha!” to Darla Ellingson.

After living in Hawaii for 22 years, Ellingson moved to Minnesota with her family a few years ago, and in August, she was hired to lead Perham’s two museums.


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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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