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The courageous heARTS youth center in Minneapolis, launched by Lindsay (Petterson) Walz and other volunteers, will offer classes every night Monday through Thursday, and Friday night will be reserved for a circle discussion. (Submitted photo)

Bridge collapse survivor originally from Lake Lillian, Minn., launches youth center

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MINNEAPOLIS - It will be six years ago on Aug. 1 that Lake Lillian native Lindsay (Petterson) Walz was plucked from the Mississippi River and set atop a slab of concrete near the collapsed I-35W Bridge to wait for help.


That's when and where the survivor of the bridge collapse made up her mind.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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