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Author Mary Sartell Wasche to speak in Wadena May 23

Mary Sartell Wasche, author of "North to Alaska" will be the featured speaker at the Wadena County Historical Society's "Minnesota Voices" program at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23. The program is free and open to the public. Please call for reservations.

Mary Wasche was first published at age 17 after winning a state writing contest. During the ensuing decades, Mary has worked as a dental hygienist, teacher, small business owner, and bank executive while continuing to be a contributing writer to national and regional publications. She lives in lake country Minnesota with her husband, Marty. They spent 20 years in Alaska before retiring to their roots in Minnesota.

The Wadena County Historical Society is located at 603 Jefferson Avenue N, Wadena. For more information call 218 631-9079 or