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Four generations of the Nelson family: Albert (with Charlie on his lap), Tuffy and Kenny, left to right. What Tuffy and Kenny started in 1964 as a small father-son pet food-making business has since grown into a $500 million corporation, KLN Family Brands. KLN is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Family-owned KLN turns 50 years old


At 50 years old, KLN Family Brands has still got it.

The years have been kind to this family-owned company, with steady success and consistent growth causing it to blossom into Perham’s pinnacle industry.


What’s more, it’s not showing any signs

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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