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As a three-generation farm, the Lieb family grows mushrooms and raises animals along with hosting human guests in their year-round cabin.
Tribal officials said they felt an urgency to act because of the increase in proposed large livestock operations on and near the reservation
“He’s obviously been very successful as a farmer and he has a work ethic like no other,” said Justin Osborne, Gary Vogt's son-in-law and Four Daughters Winery's director of winery operations. “I’ve described many times Gary’s work ethic to other people saying he would shovel rocks all night long.”
The Rahes plan on selling lettuce, microgreens and herbs to individuals and restaurants around Southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa.

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"They picked us," says Mark Grimes, who runs Homestead Arts Farm with his wife, Lori Grimes, welcoming people to learn about their fuzzy friends.
While Friday nights have forecasted rain for much of the football season, Olmsted County received 0.63 inches of rain in September as compared to the average of two and a half to three inches.
It's Spooktober, and both scary and fall-themed events are happening in and all around Rochester.
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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 the orchard 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 is now almost 10 times in size since it was purchased in 1962.

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Only eight years running, Metz's Hart-Land Creamery has become not only the most popular dairy provider in Southeast Minnesota, but a national tourist destination as well.
The incident occurred while he was repairing the round baler on Tuesday, July 19.
As kids, we spent many summers bumping along the dirt roads in Dad’s pickup as he patrolled creeks and ditches — ever vigilant to any splash of yellow representing leafy spurge. He would screech to a halt and we'd trot to the back of the truck to pull out hoses so we could douse every offending patch with herbicide. These days, we are more prone to limping than trotting. But we're still spraying spurge, Tammy Swift says.

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