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Rural couple wonders if graffiti was aimed at them

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About three weeks ago as she drove to pick up a friend and then head to an artists’ meeting in St. Paul, Deana Pass saw the symbol on the back of a stop sign.


Two weeks later she saw the second one on a stop sign much closer to her town of Martell home.

The drawings -- crudely formed swastikas splashed with orange paint -- were especially upsetting to Pass.

She and her husband Franklin are both Jewish. As far as she knows, they are the only Jewish family in the area.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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