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NorthLand Smoke & Vape is tucked into the corner of the Timmers Building at 1705 ½ Tower Ave.
Whole Foods Co-op's round-up-to-the-nearest dollar donations support area growers, food producers and nonprofits.
Quaal Dairy in Otter Tail County sold off most of its herd in April. Vernon Quaal says the 2021 drought drastically cut into its feed supply and the rising prices for feed made maintaining the 300 cow herd unstainable. Quaal says many dairies are suffering. But he is determined to build back up, with a crop of bred heifers ready to calve in September.
Anne Waltner, Parker, South Dakota, left a full-time career as a concert pianist and educator to join her parents’ farming operation. Along the way she married, had triplet daughters and survived cancer. Of her journey and life, she says: “Can you think of anybody luckier than me?”

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Cold temperatures and excessive moisture have delayed spring planting across the northern Plains.
Wolff's Suffolks has been in the Suffolk industry for over 40 years. But recently, the ranch decided to diversify and sell their lamb to consumers and restaurants.
The Ashland Birth Center was awarded $60,000 from the Barclays Small Business Big Wins contest.
Jared Goplen, a farmer and University of Minnesota Extension educator on crops and forage, is seeing more interest in small grains in traditional corn and soybean country for a few reasons: soil health, weed and pest management, and benefits to livestock operations.
Stu and Corinne Peterson's Camp Aquila Pure Maple Syrup is sold in 30 stores in Minnesota and has been honored locally and nationally.
“Is it essential? No, but is it highly in demand and something that people will continue to spend money on regardless of whatever else is going on," Living Art owner Chris Owen said.

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Owner Savita Jones said the center is collecting funds to buy the building they've been leasing for 10 years. Voting is open through Friday at barclayssmallbizbigwins.com.
Meyers Tractor Salvage of Aberdeen, South Dakota, is the largest enterprise of its type in the region. The family sells recycled parts and also does its own scrap iron work. Many farms in the region have bought parts from them or sold them rough and fire-damaged tractors, combines and other implements.
Jim and Joe Jirik harvest maple syrup every year on their farm just west of Faribault on the shores of Shields Lake, where they also raise certified organic grains, cattle and honey. Favorable sap runs this year have made for record breaking syrup production.

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