Family giving back to Battle Lake community after welcoming them shortly after World War Two


Battle Lake, MN (WDAY TV) - What a life-lesson to learn from our next story.

It comes from Battle Lake, Minnesota. Where a family is giving back to its community after welcoming them shortly after World War Two.

It is a story that starts at Pearl Harbor, and an internment camp in the desert.

“There was a slough.”

Rod Nakagaki walks the land where he and his four siblings grew up here in Battle Lake.

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Kevin Wallevand
Kevin Wallevand has been a Reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. He is a native of Vining, Minnesota in Otter Tail County. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia and the Middle East. He is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award recipient.
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