VFW proposes veterans' memorial
Dave Ludovissie from Veterans of Foreign Wars proposed a veterans' memorial in front of the Wadena City Council on Tuesday. Camp Ripley has an inactive helicopter similar to the memorial in Long Prairie, and Ludovissie suggested situating the memorial helicopter 12 feet off the ground on a pedestal at the city parking lot or possibly the courthouse lawn. He distributed pictures of the similar Long Prairie and Belle Plaine memorials.
Mayor Wayne Wolden expressed reservations about taking away parking spots, and Ludovissie responded that the memorial should not inhibit parking.
Wolden said the city was not ready to take action immediately.