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Fate of landmark tree expected this week


WATSON -- A Watson woman hopes to learn the fate of a landmark tree early this week.

Kylene Olson, former mayor of Watson, is attempting to save the "Watson Mile Tree'' along Minnesota Highway 7/U.S. Highway 59 near the Chippewa County community. She believes the towering cottonwood could be 150 years old.

It was slated to be felled as part of a project to build a sanitary sewer line from Watson to Montevideo.

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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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