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Operation Minnesota Nice packs boxes for soldiers

Callie Wallman was one of a dozen women who showed up Saturday to assemble care packages for soldiers stationed overseas. The organization adopts service people and sends a periodic box letting them know someone back home cares. She inserted a pair of slipper sox knitted by Park Rapids octogenarian Leonard Labonte, who stoof shyly in the group of women watching their progress. His slippers are a big hit with soldiers. Wallman's husband is retired military, so she said she knows how much a loving package ...