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David Stegenga, left, and Chase Tempel, carpentry students at Ridgewater College in Willmar, set one of the house trusses in place as they work Dec. 10 in single digit temperatures. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Ridgewater students building a green house


Drive along Lakeland Drive Northeast and take a glance at the house under construction on Cottonwood Drive in the Trentwood Estates neighborhood.

This home is the wave of the future.

Ten second-year students in the Ridgewater Carpentry Program are working with local architects and a training grant from the Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace to build a highly energy efficient home -- as green as they can make it.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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