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'American Pickers' star spotted in Wadena

The Antique Archaeology van was spotted Wednesday, Nov. 6, outside a home at Second Street in Wadena. The crew was setting up for filming at the location. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal1 / 2
Mike Wolfe Courtesy Antique Archaeology2 / 2

WADENA, Minn. — It didn't take long for word to spread around Wadena after the Antique Archaeology van pulled up to a home at Second Street and Emerson Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Traffic steadily increased in the neighborhood as "American Pickers" star and creator Mike Wolfe was spotted that afternoon. Wolfe could be seen at one point out walking a dog. Around 2 p.m. a caller to the Wadena Pioneer Journal stated that moving vans and a camper pulled up the to site.

The cast and crew of the History network show were focused on one home in particular, the home of former Wadena resident Ed Blazek, who passed away in 2018. Blazek was an avid antique collector.

While crew members could not share details of the reason for picking the home, unit production manager Cody Holland said viewers of the popular series should watch for the home to be featured on TV in 3 to 4 months.

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