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Photo by Tina Bartels Students in the Carpentry Science program at M State -- Wadena worked in November on the roof of the two-story home they are building for their class project. It will replace a home destroyed in the June 17 tornado that hit Wadena.

M State -- Wadena students helping to build community

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College students in Wadena are building their skills at the same time that they're helping their community rebuild.

The dozen students are enrolled in the Carpentry Science program on the Wadena campus of M State, which is taught by Dave Kraemer. After the June 17 tornado wiped out entire neighborhoods in his community, Kraemer said he and other college officials saw an opportunity to make a lasting impact in the recovery.


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