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Graphic provided A graphic from Midwest Playscapes shows the upcoming new playground for the southwest park after the old one was destroyed by the June 17 tornado. In order to stay within the FEMA budget, Wadena's playground will have three swing set bays instead of four, and the rock tunnel will be donated by the Lions.

City to purchase equipment

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The Wadena City Council took action on recreation and parks on its regular Tuesday meeting.

The council approved the purchase of playground equipment from Midwest Playscapes.


Public Works Director Ron Bucholz said that one swing bay and the rock tunnel were recommended to be eliminated at the park advisory board meeting in order to be within the FEMA budget, but the

Lions offered to pay for the rock tunnel piece.

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