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AMANDA THORSVIG OF DETROIT LAKES (right) was presented with the True Grit Award by Ron Del Vecchio, head of the University of Minnesota Crookston's agriculture and natural resources department, on Jan. 28 at the 2011 UMC Ag-Arama in Crookston.

She's really got 'True Grit'

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She may not have been a true farmer's daughter, but Amanda Thorsvig says she hopes her children will be.

Thorsvig, a senior at the University of Minnesota Crookston, is a Detroit Lakes native whose parents, Clifford Jr. and Sheri Adkins, are the owners of Adkins Equipment.


"My family does farm, and I always had animals growing up, but it was all a hobby," she says.

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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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