Farm

By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com John and Bev Sluss (rhymes with “juice”) brought home their first Norwegian Fjord horses in 1992. John counsels horse buyers not to take a four-horse trailer when horse shopping, however. Four horses came home that day. A colt was born before sunrise the next day. Bev was from Hibbing [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Rud and Susan Wasson of rural Osakis focus on living their lives in tune with nature. That includes not only their life at home with 4-year-old daughter Sarah, but also raising sheep, pastoring two small country congregations and doctoring. “Stewardship is a big part of what we do,” said [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Scot Storm took required art classes while attending Walker High School and drew comic book heroes on the side. His creative talents were channeled into an architecture degree at North Dakota State University. It wasn’t until after college, when painting became a hobby, that he saw the potential in [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Snow or no snow, Jay Tesch of Long Prairie uses his lifelong knowledge of horses to delight people looking for a heaping dose of Christmas fun through a sleigh ride or wagon ride. Tesch gives rides at Cornerstone Pines Tree Farm between Grey Eagle and Long Prairie, owned by [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Norbert Brown grew up farming. He liked dairying and was attentive to his cows, earning wide recognition for his efforts. Brown is the twelfth of 13 siblings. When his dad bought a farm near Grey Eagle in 1979, Brown and his younger sister, Felicia, were the only ones still [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Dozens of abandoned, lost and stolen animals have been rescued by Linda Rowe of Browerville and Sabrina Meek of rural Staples throughout their lifetimes. That number has been rising sharply since June, when they decided to combine their efforts and organize a rescue network. “We’ve been rescuing animals since [...]

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  By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Every day is different for Mike Kahlert at Great Bear Taxidermy west of Long Prairie. One day he could be stitching on a lion and the next he could be doing a white-tailed deer trophy. “You never know what will be here,” he said. “We get stuff from [...]

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By Dan Martens University of Minnesota Extension When time seems short and the weather seems uncertain, we’re tempted to push a little harder at the harvest. We encourage farmers and other drivers to take their time on the roads and to resist the temptation to take shortcuts. Anticipate left hand turns: Approach farm equipment carefully [...]

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