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Making a living off dairy -- Times are (finally) good, but few farms still operate

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BECKER COUNTY -- Roger Engstrom remembers milking his first cow when he was just 12 years old.

"I used a milk machine -- my dad had one of the first milk machines in Becker County," says the retired Detroit Lakes dairy farmer.


Engstrom, who still lives in the home where he was raised, says that his grandfather first homesteaded the property in 1893.

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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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