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Larry Revier of Waubun looks at wheat as it’s unloaded from a grain cart into a semi truck. The wheat was harvested Aug. 19 near Waubun. Photo Courtesy of John Brose

Becker County MN row crops need rain

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Another wheat harvest had begun in west-central Minnesota, and the extended Jirik family was taking advantage of a hot, dry August afternoon tailor-made for combining.

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Mike Jirik ran the combine. His son, Cole, controlled the grain cart. Larry Revier, Mike’s father-in-law, drove the semi truck. Albert Jirik, Mike’s father, and Sharon Jirik, Mike’s sister, looked on and gave moral support from the field’s edge.

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