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The District 35 schoolhouse in rural Pipestone is shown shortly after Bernice Dykstra purchased it at an auction. After the school was closed in 1959, it was used for many years as a township hall.

Pipestone woman restores country school house

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PIPESTONE -- Bernice Dykstra never attended the District 35 school, nor did any members of her immediate family. But living just down the road, she became attached enough to the structure to buy it.


"It came up for auction, and I just decided that I'd like to do something with it," explained Dykstra.

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