Lions member Marty Duncan, member of MN Lions Clubs since 1976 received the Lifetime Membership award from the Red Cross, Northern MN Region, in March, 2024. He received the award from Regional Blood Event Coordinator Corey Boe. Duncan is a member of the Crosslake Ideal Lions Club, and directed a Red Cross Blood Drive on March 14.

Duncan taught English and Journalism before a 28 year career as Superintendent of Schools in five MN Districts. Semi-Retired, he launched his writing career in 2003 with a novel of Historical Fiction, Gold …then Iron, a novel about the Iron Range. Since 2003 Duncan has published seven novels of Historical Fiction and one ‘Song’ of Poetry to his sweetheart.