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Kaylyn Nygaard poses with two of her latest carpentry projects. The Cannon Falls High School graduate will work with Habitat for Humanity this summer while exploring a career in construction.

Building her own future

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When Kaylyn Nygaard watched Habitat for Humanity volunteers build her family's home a few years ago, she said it was frustrating being too young to take part.


"I felt bad that I couldn't help," Nygaard said. "I was interested in the process and wanted to be a part of it."

Now a Cannon Falls High School graduate with a number of carpentry projects under her belt, Nygaard is finally getting her chance.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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