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Frank and Debra Vogeltanz hold the quadruplet lambs born April 30 on their farm north of Laporte, Minn. This is the second set of quadruplets in two years. Sarah Smith / Forum Communications Co.

Minnesota farmers counting sheep: Quadruplets for second year in row join triplets, twins

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - The bleats from all corners of the dusty pen are appropriately timed.

"Maaa. Maaa. Maaa."

On this Mother's Day, the ewes on the Vogeltanz farm north of Laporte are busy.


For the second year in a row, Frank and Debra Vogeltanz have a set of quadruplet lambs, lots of sets of triplets, and they've lost count of the twins.

"We have 56 lambs so far," Debra says.

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