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A new leaf for Alexandria art scene

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Mikko Cowdry and Chuck Wencl jazzed up the crowd at Big Ole Central Park in Alexandria on Thursday. More than 70 residents came together to celebrate what most people are calling the city's first public art display - the Gathering Tree.


Following the spirited performance, Mayor Dan Ness formally acknowledged the piece as attendees celebrated with ice cream treats.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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