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How the Wadena community is handling the loss of 15 year old Stacy Hundeby

Wadena-A small Minnesota community is still in shock after a high school freshman was hit and killed by a train. 15-year-old Stacy Hundeby died when she was walking her dogs on the tracks. The grey skies matched the gloomy mood here in Wadena Tue...

Wadena-A small Minnesota community is still in shock after a high school freshman was hit and killed by a train.

15-year-old Stacy Hundeby died when she was walking her dogs on the tracks.

The grey skies matched the gloomy mood here in Wadena Tuesday.

This tight-knit community mourning the loss of Stacy Hundeby and her dog, Bronson.

Clara Mead, Wadena Resident: "Sad, it's really hard to deal with because you didn't think it would happen in Wadena,” said Wadena Resident Clara Mead.

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Especially to a girl who they say was a talented musician, an artist, and an animal lover above all.

"It's a shock in this community, to everyone, what happened,” said Lois Mead, Wadena Mead.

Exactly what happened is still under investigation, what everyone knows for sure is it was a punch to the gut.

"It hurts. I have a 15-year-old daughter, will be tomorrow, and it's scary. It's shaking me up about it,” said Lois.

Others are showing the humanity in their hurt, with flowers and crosses, placed near the tracks.

"It's a shock. I look at them and it just brings tears to your eyes. Like there goes an innocent 15-year-old girl that has a future ahead of her,” said Lois.

Little notes saying: 'You never know when you might be seeing someone for the last time.' Except everyone says they'll be seeing her again, it will just be a longer wait than anyone wanted.

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