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Chuck and Mary Richards and their dog, Cocoa, have a remarkable tree in their front yard at 302 King Avenue.

The Miracle on King Avenue

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Chuck Richards was clowning around Monday when he called Mike Pete of Pete's Nursery to "complain" about a Hazen apple tree he had bought.


"Hey Mike, that apple tree you sold me doesn't have any apples," Richards groused.

Tuesday morning the retired Wadena-Deer Creek teacher got up and found that the young tree had miraculously sprouted fruit -- and vegetables -- overnight.

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