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Photo by Rachelle Klemme Dieter Meister brushes flakes of gold leaf into a container at the old Golden Russet Potato building on Wednesday.

Gold leaf on St. Ann's cross should last several decades

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The cross at the pinnacle of St. Ann's Catholic Church has been a Wadena landmark for over a century, and the last two weeks have seen its restoration with a new and long-lasting gold leaf covering.

St. Ann's is taller than the water tower, so the work on the steeple has been hard to miss.

The cross was taken down April 20 and scheduled to be put back up May 4, in time for Rev. Don Wagner's ordination anniversary, after completion of the gold leafing process.

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