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"They picked us," says Mark Grimes, who runs Homestead Arts Farm in Pine Island with his wife, Lori Grimes, welcoming people to learn about their fuzzy friends.
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“I don’t think anything comes out of sitting in a cell,” said Kathy Lionberger, division director at the Northeast Regional Corrections Center.
When Jay Clark and Tammy Soma Clark began Rochester's Apples R Us in 2009 they only had 300 trees planted, now in 2022, they have over 12,500 with plans to plant a third orchard section by 2024.
The 15-acre lot of apple trees in Rochester is now almost 10 times in size since it was purchased in 1962.
An Underwood man reportedly crashed his tractor into a tree on Aug. 25 and was only somewhat conscious when first responders arrived at the scene. The man was transported to Sanford Hospital in Fargo as a precaution and is not believed to have suffered any threatening injuries from the crash, an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office news release stated.
The Gilbertson family, which operates a 1000-acre crop and livestock farm, was selected due to their rotational grazing, crop rotation plan and no-till operations. They will represent Becker County at the state convention in December and compete for the statewide title of Conservationist of the Year.

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The feedlot will be operated by the Swine Vet Center of St. Peter, Minn., which manages about 18,000 sows at five sites in Minnesota and Iowa, said Dr. Laura Bruner, a veterinarian at the Swine Vet Center who spoke to commissioners on Tuesday. “We have clients (who own) from five sows to 100,000 sows,” she said
Hundreds attended Pioneer Fest in Perham on Aug. 13 and were treated to steam engines, a threshing demonstration and nearly 100 entries in the event's antique tractor pull.
“In the initial years, we felt kind of embarrassed that we were the ones to take that leap," said Veronica Gaidelis-Langer, owner of Sweet Land Farm. "I am so proud of how far we’ve come and how much we’ve learned.”

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