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Local folks may recognize the principal figure in "Betty's Spies," a woodcarving of a diner scene by Fred Cogelow. Don Niece of Willmar is the man on the right. The couple caught Cogelow's eye while he was in Two Harbors for a family party. (Submitted photo courtesy of Fred Cogelow)

Cogelow's 'Betty's Spies' carving wins best of show


WILLMAR -- "Betty's Spies," a woodcarving of a diner scene by Fred Cogelow, has been honored as the best of show at the recent 44th annual International Woodcarvers Congress in Maquoketa, Iowa.

And if local folks recognize the principal figure in the relief carving, that's because he's Don Niece of Willmar.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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