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It was a hard year for home builders in the Wadena area, as new home construction declined.

A decline in Wadena County building permits during 2006 mirrored national housing trends. The county's issuance of permits is noticeably slower compared to the previous few years, according to Deana Skov, zoning administrator.

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"This summer during what normally would have been our busiest time, we had our biggest lull," Skov said about the end of June through July building season.

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