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Dr. Michelle Placke, currently a resident at Altru Family Medicine Residency Center in Grand Forks, examines patient Brittany Bye. Placke, a of native of Beulah, received her medical training in Houston, but says Altru Family Medicine Residency Center was her first choice to complete her residency. (JOHN STENNES / GRAND FORKS HERALD)

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Michelle Placke grew up in the small town of Beulah with a dentist for a father and a nurse for a mother, so she knew she wanted to be a doctor at an early age.

After getting her medical training in Houston, Placke said her first choice to complete her residency was at the Altru Family Medicine Residency Center in Grand Forks, where she is now a resident.

But she doesn’t plan on staying there.

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