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Support pours in after Book Barn bombing


June 19, 2020

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Vandals ruined the Book Barn and a lot of children's books earlier this month when they exploded a firework inside the free book cabinet at the corner of Selmser Avenue and Sixth Street in Cloquet.

When vandals blew up a firework in the Jadeke family's free Book Barn earlier this month, Sarah Jadeke took to Facebook to express her disappointment. The explosion ruined all of the children's books on the bottom, and blew out the seams of the metal box, making it vulnerable to the weather and useless as a receptacle of free books in the future.

"To whoever did this, just remember, your mom liked stopping here for books. Your aunt, your uncle, your brother, your sister, your cousins, your neighbor all liked stopping here to look for or share books," she posted.

Sarah said the response to h...

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