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Judy Cotten has been running Judy's House of Gifts for the past 26 years, and enjoys the continuous change her job brings.

Cotten keeps it local with area gift shop


Judy's House of Gifts has been a staple of Crosslake for the past 26 years, thanks to the efforts of store owner Judy Cotten.

Cotten, a native of Alpena, Michigan, moved to St. Louis Park, Minnesota, as a young adult, and moved to Crosslake with her husband, Jim, in 1969.

After almost 20 years of raising her daughters, Donna and Nancy, and assisting her husband with his work as a general contractor, Cotten decided it was time for a change.

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Dan Determan
Staff Writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper