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Chris Leinen, Bemidji Area Schools’ director of business services, goes through old invoices with administrative assistant Lynette Rathe, who will soon retire. “She’s been my right-hand person,” Leinen said recently. “I couldn’t do it without her and I don’t know what I will do without her.” — Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

‘I love this job’: Longtime school district employee preparing for retirement

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Before, when it came time to compile the bills, Lynette Rathe would load paper into the manual typewriter and begin alphabetically listing each agency and how much money they were owed.


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