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Photo by Brian Hansel Bob Miller of Big Bob's Smoky Bones prepares his pork ribs during the third annual Pig and Wing Challenge Aug. 4 at Wadena Elks Lodge. The Wadena native also makes his own sauce for his food.

Cook, former Wadena resident living his dream

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Bob Miller was cooking pork ribs last Saturday in what practically used to be his backyard. The former Wadena resident grew up on the northwest side of town.


As Miller operated his cooker in the third annual Pig and Wing Challenge at Elks Lodge, he reminisced about his younger days.

"This area was part of a big yard for Merickel Lumber Mill," Miller said as he looked around the Elks Lodge parking lot.

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