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Prairie Wind Middle School students, left to right, Adam Siira, Aaron Hegales, Caleb Mycke and Nick Vana, from one of Jenni Melvin's 7th grade science classes, do some orchard maintenance. Submitted photo

549 Orchard is one year old

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The public is invited to take a stroll through the 549 Orchard, which is one year old this spring.

Established using funds from PartnerSHIP 4 Health, the orchard includes 40 apple trees and 40 blueberry plants. It is located southwest of Prairie Wind Middle School.

It will likely be another year before the first sizeable harvest. Fruit will go directly to Perham-Dent schools for student consumption.

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