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Photo by Rachelle Klemme Kent Scheer stands by one of many sculptures at Green Island.

The Green Island oasis in Wadena

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Minneapolis has a sculpture garden, and Wadena has Green Island. Sculptor Kent Scheer has added a sculpture walk and nature sanctuary to the "city of parks."


Green Island is just off U.S. Highway 71 on 850 Scheer Drive Northeast, across from Burger King and near the license bureau.

"It's kind of little island back in here that's devoted to wildlife and green space," Scheer said. "It really has an intent to serve wildlife and serve people in quiet and relaxing ways."

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