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Photos by Rachelle Klemme Brother and sister Reino and Gertrude Karjalainen, left, line up for lunch served by Colter and Tyler Ehrmantraut of TC Backyard Bar-B-Q, during the Wadena Hide and Fur Open House on Wednesday. The event celebrated the grand opening of property rebuilt this winter to replace the warehouse and office totaled by the June 17, 2010 tornado.

Wadena Hide and Fur celebrates successful rebuild project

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Tom and Rich Paper, owners of Wadena Hide and Fur, wanted to pick a sunny day to celebrate the rebuilding of their business property since the 2010 tornado - and Wednesday's event fit the bill.


The large office building was damaged by the June 17, 2010 tornado that ripped through Wadena and needed to be replaced. Construction started in September 2011 and was finished during the winter.

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