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Wheels in Wadena

Wadena's Gunner Olson liked the action but plugged his ears to block the nolise as 12 demolition cars went at it Saturday afternoon in the first heat of team competition. 1 / 7
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Vickie Johnson, left, Shashona Ahrendt and Sara Sellin admire a quilt on the Kruzin' for Kids Silent Auction Saturday afternoon outside the Wadena Elks Lodge. The annual fundraiser contributed a record-breaking $39,000 to Make a Wish of Minnesota. Kids with life-threatening or terminal diseases are the recipients. This year's local fundraiser will be granting wishes to kids in Parkers Prairie, Alexandria, Little Falls, Brainerd, Wadena and Menahga.3 / 7
Connor Bruss found himself with an equipment problem during the Power Wheels Demo Derby Saturday afternoon at the Wadena County Fairgrounds4 / 7
The Kruzin' for Kids motorcycle run left Wadena on County Road 4 shortly after noon Saturday and returned to the Wadena Elks Lodge in the evening.5 / 7
The grandstand of the Wadena County Fairgrounds was packed Saturday afternoon for the Performance Rear Ends' Grand $lam team demolition derby.6 / 7
A demolition derby driver in the first heat of team competition Saturday afternoon finds himself bracketed. 7 / 7