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Photo by Cara Newberry Rev. Del Moen and Mayor Wayne Wolden stand by with several excited youngsters as head coach for the Minnesota Gophers, Tubby Smith, and Miss Wadena, Haley Anderson, cut a ribbon to finalize the dedication of Wadena's southwest park. Kids were so eager to utilize the new equipment that they crowded the park, getting in some playtime while awaiting Tubby Smith's arrival. The enthusiasm from Wadena youth merely illustrated a quote from speaker Christie Meier,:"Play is to a child wha...

Tubby Smith visits Wadena

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On June 17, Wadena area fathers and their families had a chance to meet Gopher men's basketball coach Tubby Smith at the dedication of new equipment at Wadena's southwest playground during Father's Day.

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Grant money given to the Wadena-Long Term Recovery Committee by the Tubby Smith Foundation was used to reopen a playground in both Wadena and Almora. An opening speech was given by Rev. Del Moen, who spoke highly of Smith's generosity and recognition of Wadena in a time of need.

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