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Student councils representing 20 schools from northwestern Minnesota gathered for this photo to kick off the fundraiser for WDC Student Council. The theme was "Extreme Makeover ... Wadena Edition."

Northwest Division of Student Councils raise $9,000 for WDC Student Council

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When Wadena-Deer Creek High School Spanish teacher Brenda Thelen opened her mail on Wednesday, she thought she needed new glasses.

Enclosed in a card addressed to the Wadena-Deer Creek Student Council was a check.


"I looked at it and said, "Oh ... my .... goodness!" said Thelen, who serves as co-advisor to the WDC Student Council, along with WDC English teacher, Beth Hawkins.

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