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Origami class finds a much broader purpose


WILLMAR -- Students at the Area Learning Center in Willmar are folding origami cranes again.

Four years ago, art teacher Monica Villars began introducing origami to her classes, and dozens of students have learned to fold the delicate birds since then.

This fall, they have found a broader purpose for their art.

By Sept. 30, the students hope to have folded more than 1,000 cranes, all to be donated to two Eagan teenagers.

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