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Organizers plan on throwing open this door at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in September to Washington County homeless families. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Coming soon: Guardian Angels set to open county's only homeless shelter

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Denny Farrell was well aware of the homeless population in Washington County.

So when three Guardian Angels Catholic Church members who hoped to bring a shelter to the church approached Farrell - the parish administrator and longtime volunteer with Twin Cities-based homeless organizations - he was all ears.

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"I totally understood what was happening," he said.

The effort got immediate traction at the church and the surrounding faith community.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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