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Even before he graduated from Waubun High School in 1965, Tom Teiken was already a farmer by trade.

"I owned a farm in 1963, when I was still in high school," he says. "It's the same land I live on now -- my dad helped me buy it and get started."


Aside from a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam War -- "I got drafted in 1967, and served one year stateside, and 10 months in Vietnam," says Teiken -- he's been a farmer his whole life.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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