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Rich Mullen sifts through a stack of outgoing Washington County Commissioner Myra Peterson's campaign signs. Peterson donated her signs to local model railroad enthusiasts, who will use them to build structures for their garden railroad displays. Scott Wente photo.

Rail hobbyists to use Peterson's campaign signs

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Outgoing Washington County Commissioner Myra Peterson already has found a way to stay involved in rail issues, albeit on a smaller scale.


A "garden scale," actually.

After losing her re-election bid last month, Peterson gave an estimated 400 campaign signs to local model railroad enthusiasts. The corrugated plastic signs will be cut up and used to construct small buildings featured on garden railroad displays.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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