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Vern Kemper of the Wadena County Highway department poses with the county's stockpile of special "swing-away" mailbox supports. The county will replace a resident's mailbox if it is damaged by a county snowplow. Photo by Zach Kayser, Pioneer Journal

Bent out of shape; Residents with snowplow-damaged mailboxes have options

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If a snowplow should happen to damage a mailbox during the long winter months in Wadena, it's likely nothing to get bent out of shape about.


That's because in some cases, one may have a new mailbox put in for free, courtesy of the city, county or state government, depending on which one is in charge of plowing the road in question.

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