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Veterans' memorial park taking shape

Dave Ludovissie of the Wadena VFW updated the Wadena city council on the proposed veterans' memorial park in Wadena city property. He requested the city to allow them to go forward, saying they were also working with Wadena County and that the park would be in the Wadena County name.

He said the plan was to first put up a flagpole, then a granite wall with the names of Wadena county veterans engraved, then possibly a jet plane or a helicopter.

Mayor Wayne Wolden said no one had qualms about the park being called a county park, but asked why there would be a need for a county agreement.

Ludovissie said they were trying to get nonprofit status for the park, along with a website and phone number for questions and donations.

Council member Jeanette Baymler said that the Community Action Council had helped the food shelf get 501(c)3 status.

Council member Kay Browne said that Partners For a Healthy Wadena Foundation could also be asked for help.