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University of Minnesota student Laura Conger works to clear a hole for survey work during a field study class that began at Old Wadena Park on Monday.

Old Wadena dig starts

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Archaeology students from the University of Minnesota began a field study class at the Little Round Hill in Old Wadena Park on Monday. The area, located where the Partridge River joins the Crow Wing River, is known for the legend of a battle between the Dakota and a group of Ojibwe and fur traders.

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Students will learn archaeological excavation techniques, artifact recovery and mapping during their nearly one month stay, said Kat Hayes, assistant professor of anthropology.

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