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Community mourns death of missing Wis. girl

A small Wisconsin community is mourning the death of 3-year-old Renna Williams after divers found the missing girl late Wednesday afternoon in a canal near her home in Burnett County. WCCO reports hundreds of people spent the day searching for the young girl after she wandered away Tuesday night.
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A small Wisconsin community is mourning the death of 3-year-old Renna Williams after divers found the missing girl late Wednesday afternoon in a canal near her home in Burnett County. WCCO reports hundreds of people spent the day searching for the young girl after she wandered away Tuesday night.

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KARE 11 spoke with Renna's mother.

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