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When St. Peter's bell was cast in 1910, it was inscribed "through the generosity of DSB Land Company." (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Bell will toll again at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Park Rapids

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Cleo Williams was just a little shaver when he rang the brass bell at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, calling the masses to Mass.


"We were too little to reach the rope," he recalled Wednesday.

At that time the church was behind its present location, facing Pleasant Avenue south of downtown Park Rapids.

For Williams and son Shawn, a yearlong-plus project to refurbish the 1,800-pound brass bell and its tower will come to a musical finale Easter Sunday.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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