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Employee Misha Richmond sorts some new arrivals on the racks at Bling N’ Blue Jeans. Community donations mean an ever-changing assortment of clothes and accessories. (Republican Eagle photos by Michael Brun)

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Classroom learning is one thing, but another key aspect to landing a job and building a successful future is real-world experience.

That’s the goal behind Bling N’ Blue Jeans, a secondhand clothing and prom dress store established through a partnership between Red Wing Youth Outreach and Workforce Development.


“We were looking to do some kind of work experience (program) for youth,” said Mandy Arden, case manager with Youth Outreach.

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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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