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The “Open” sign glowed behind a fallen tree blocking the entrance to The Courtya

Fallen tree adds twist to Nisswa shopping


NISSWA — It was a typically busy summer day Tuesday in Nisswa with tourists buzzing in and out of shops and cameras flashing. Except on Tuesday most of the focus was on the enormous fallen tree blocking the storefront of The Courtyard Boutique and Gift Shop on Main Street. 

Randi Caschke, owner of The Courtyard, said she was at the cash register in her store around 3 p.m. Tuesday when the tree fell. 

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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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