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'Peace pole' is up at Wadena United Church of Christ

The peace pole is a project of the Wadena United Church of Christ, funded by the Lamson Family Trust. The Lamsons were longtime members of the church.

The pole is six-sided with the phrase "let peace prevail on Earth" in six languages printed on the sides, representing the most prominent ethnicities in the Wadena area throughout history. The languages are English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Ojibwa and Swedish.

The peace pole is meant to be a reminder to all who pass it on Colfax Avenue to pray for world peace.

The planning and design were worked on by several church members, while the construction and creative work were done by Merickel Lumber and Signs and Design in Wadena. Landscaping and seating will be added next summer.