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Photos by Rachelle Klemme Jim Formanek, former Wadena-Deer Creek art teacher, shows a music-themed mural Monday in the upstairs of The Uptown, where he has been storing it and other student artwork from the 1990s and 2000s. The art was salvaged after a June 17, 2010 tornado destroyed the old WDC school.

Student murals may not hang in new school

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As the new Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School opens, the fate of some old high school memorabilia is in question.

Jim Formanek, former WDC art teacher and current owner of The Uptown, has been storing art students' murals from the former high school in the upstairs of the restaurant.


Formanek said he was originally told the murals would be put back up in the new school, but school leaders appeared to have changed their minds.

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