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Pastor Mike Stevens saws through flood-damaged plywood in Laura Anderson's basement two weeks ago. When the plywood was pulled away, it revealed mold and mildew (next photo) growing inside the wall where the flood waters had climbed nearly a foot high.

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As Mike Stevens cut through flood-damaged paneling in Laura Anderson's basement, he looked more like a construction worker than a pastor. Muscular and wiry with a shaved head and bright blue eyes, he is as comfortable wrestling with a saw as he is dealing with questions of religion and philosophy.


That's a big part of what keeps Cloquet's Al Denman coming back to Good Hope Church in Cloquet (behind Super One) with his family week after week.

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