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Morgan Brown and Howard Meeks flank Heartland Tire store manager Darrin Plinske. The three men will be joined by Ray Kaufman in serving Heartland Tire customers.

Heartland Tire Service to reopen in Wadena Sept. 8

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Jerry Lane has brought Heartland Tire Service back to Wadena with a big assist from Darrin Plinske.

Both men have been in the tire business for years but Lane was at a point last fall where he decided to close Heartland Tire.


"We didn't know what to do," Lane said. "We couldn't hire help."

Plinske, like Lane, is from Brainerd. With 24 years in the tire business to his credit, Lane found him the right man to manage his Wadena operation.

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