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THIS 1,300-FOOT GRASSED WATERWAY PROJECT ON THE LEFEBRVRES' property took roughly two years to complete, and drains approximately 1,300 acres of land -- not all of it belonging to the Lefebvres. The entire project cost over $100,000, with the Lefebvres contributing more than 50 percent of the total funding themselves. "I have no regrets," Randy Lefebvre says.

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Though they don't actively farm the 1,000 acres that they own outside Detroit Lakes, Randy and Judy Lefebvre have invested both time and money into being good stewards of the land.


"We rent out 750 acres, and have 50 acres in CRP (the Conservation Reserve Program)," Randy said.

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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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