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Rachael Hernlem, 10, and sister Gabby, 8, stand in front of a test-run for their next public art installment. The girls along with their mother, Veronica Hernlem, have been creating public art known as “yarn-bombing” throughout the community and plan for their latest piece to go up during River City Days weekend.

Yarn-bombings land in Red Wing

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When Veronica Hernlem heard about the public art fad dubbed “yarn-bombing,” she had never seen an actual completed work in person. That was back in 2010 when the Red Wing resident was looking for a way to promote art for local kids.


Today, Hernlem is working on her third yarn art installment — this time, in quite possibly the most public location.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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