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WDC library fundraiser books past goal

A fundraiser to replenish a library for Wadena-Deer Creek students raised more than double the original goal.

Loni Niles, Wadena-Deer Creek media specialist, said last week that $25,835 had been raised, including a matching grant from the Wadena Pioneer Journal and Forum Communications of $3,000.

The initial goal had been set at $10,000, but that was raised to $15,000 with the matching grant.

The $25,835 raised so far will be used to replace some of the 7,000 books destroyed in the high school media center, which was about half of the library's total collection.

The total includes both online donations and contributions mailed to the school.

Donations can still be made by going to and typing in the code 2e65, or by mailing a check to the WDC Library Fund at Wadena-Deer Creek Schools, 215 Colfax Ave. SW, Wadena, MN 56482.