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Wade's automotive to reopen after fire

Three and a half months after a fire badly damaged the shop, Wade's Automotive and Repair in downtown Miltona is reopening. The shop is opening on Monday, April 22. "It has been a long road but we are finally at the end," said Karie Eide, wife of...

Three and a half months after a fire badly damaged the shop, Wade's Automotive and Repair in downtown Miltona is reopening.

The shop is opening on Monday, April 22.

"It has been a long road but we are finally at the end," said Karie Eide, wife of owner, Wade Eide.

A benefit for the shop was held last Friday and the Eides were overwhelmed by the big turnout.

"People say living in a small town has its downside because everyone knows your business, but it also has its perks," said Karie. "People in a small town take care of each other and we are very grateful for our friends and community pulling together and helping us."

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Back on January 8, firefighters from Miltona, Parkers Prairie and Carlos battled the fire at 109 Main Street for about five hours. It's believed to have started when something ignited gasoline that leaked from a pickup truck that was being worked on.

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the shop and no other structures were damaged and no one was injured.

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Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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