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Photo by Rachelle Klemme An Open Book in Wadena was one of about 250 independent book stores to host a "Where's Waldo" 25th anniversary party July 31. From left, owner Gilette Kempf, Hanna Porter, Cory Bertram as "Waldo", Hailey Aagard as "Wenda" and Porter's dog, Bart, as "Woof".

Where's Waldo? The guest of honor visited An Open Book

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After 25 years, he can be found in books, video games and the background of a 2012 Superbowl commercial. On Tuesday afternoon, "Waldo" made an appearance in Wadena.


An Open Book in downtown Wadena was one of about 250 independent bookstores to host a "Where's Waldo" party for the elusive character's 25th anniversary of publication. Kids around the area got to meet the storybook characters Waldo, Wenda and Woof at the bookstore and the downstairs of the Bernauer building.

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