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Ramona Howey and Emily Rodrick help customers plan painting projects at Park Ace Hardware. Rodrick has been working with paint for 19 years and said while some aspects of painting have changed, some haven't, such as the importance of using a primer.

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Emily Rodrick has a motto she advises people to follow when painting: "You can do it the fast way or you can do it the right way."

Rodrick is a paint expert at Park Ace Hardware. She has been working in the paint department for 19 years and said she has seen many changes over the years.


"It used to be that paint was paint, was paint," she said.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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