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The old Merickel mansion had presented many restoration obstacles before, but news of its deteriorating foundation made the Rev. Carol Carroll crumble.


Somebody said, You walked away? I said, No, I ran, Carroll said.

Around November, she got the news that the foundation would have to be dug out and replaced.

The landmark Wadena house, heading into its third year of restoration, has delivered several setbacks, including a basement full of sewage in the fall.

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