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Val Nicklay and her husband, Ronald, built Lonnie’s Park near Dent in memory of their son Lonnie, who died in 1981. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

A place for peace: Couple’s memorial park becomes quiet refuge for visitors

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DENT, Minn. – Tucked behind Ronald and Val Nicklay’s lake home on West McDonald Lake here lies nearly 3 acres of well-maintained land.

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The grass is kept short and neat and the flower beds blooming. A statue of a boy in a cowboy hat greets visitors from a stone formation. Black walnut trees shade the peaceful grounds.

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Meredith Holt
Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter who writes a twice-monthly column on body image, weight loss (and gain), health and fitness. Her topics of interest include mental health, relationships and women's issues. She also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.
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