Tanya Collins cut ribbons for the broken glass keepsakes Tuesday at her home in

Keepsakes with an edge


DEER CREEK — Pieces of broken glass that once sat intact in the Wadena-Deer Creek High School for decades, first brought a lot of pain to the community after the school was destroyed by a June 17 tornado. 

The broken pieces now represent a whole new meaning.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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