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For Vernon Hoselton, who works for a construction company in Drayton, the reindeer are a fun hobby. Photo by John Brose

Raising reindeer is a fun hobby for Drayton area man

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DRAYTON, N.D. -- The holiday season is a busy time at the Reindeer Ranch.

During December, ranch owner Vernon Hoselton makes appearances with his reindeer at yuletide events across North Dakota. This weekend, for example, Hoselton took Iggy and Chocolate, two of his does, to the Gateway Mall in Bismarck. Ollie, Panda and Norma, three other reindeer are at Santa Village at Rhealt Farm in Fargo.


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