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Photo by Rachelle Klemme The new kiosk at Burlington Northern Park serves as the replacement of the bulletin board, and is meant to add aesthetic value. Pointing to the glass case bulletin board Monday morning, from left, are Wadena Public Works Director Ron Bucholz, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shirley Uselman and LeAnn Evans of Partners for a Healthy Wadena.

Kiosk added to Burlington Northern Park

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Since the old bulletin board in Burlington Northern Park was overflowing with papers, Wadena advocates hope people will make good use of the new kiosk in its place.

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The kiosk, installed June 13, was designed by sculptor Kent Scheer, and was the brainchild of Partners for a Healthy Wadena.

Wadena Public Works Director Ron Bucholz said the kiosk has more space for members of the public to post.

Special announcements and events are posted inside a locked bulletin board under glass, and people who wish to have a notice posted there may contact the city.

However, anyone may post on the kiosk itself for other announcements like garage sales and auctions. Bucholz said the kiosk's cedar boards are designed for pins.

LeAnn Evans of Partners for a Healthy Wadena said the goal of the kiosk was to have an attractive structure to add to the beauty of Burlington Northern Park. Partners worked with Scheer and the Wadena Chamber of Commerce to make the kiosk a reality.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shirley Uselman said the kiosk will allow people to post information about events in Wadena, which is helpful to those who can't make it to the Chamber office to seek information during business hours.

"We'd be able to display some brochures here," Uselman said. "Plus it's a great addition to the park here and the city."

But there could be more changes coming to the park.

In an email, Scheer said he was also working on a spire for the bandstand.

The kiosk standing now is "one more small way to bring a little added character to our town," he wrote.

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