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By Rachelle Klemme Groundbreaking participants fling dirt into the air. From left, WDC Superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom, Congressman Chip Cravaack, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, School Board Chairwoman Ann Pate, and John Moenkedick, school board member.

Wadena-Deer Creek breaks ground on new 5-12 school

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Less than a year after an EF4 tornado destroyed Wadena-Deer Creek High School, ground was broken Friday, May 9 to build a new school for grades 5-12 set to open in September 2012.


All of the 172 chairs that were set up for spectators were full, and dozens more stood in front of the site along Minnesota Highway 29 where the school will one day stand.

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