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The Dotta family includes from left, Hannah, Millie, Emma, Josiah, Matt and Kim. The name is pronounced DOH-dah.

Dotta to step up as next county commissioner

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There's no TV blaring in the Dotta living room, in fact, no TV at all.

Hubbard County's next District 2 commissioner lives on a fixer-upper farmstead north of Park Rapids with his family. They drink goat's milk, make their own foods, educate their children at home and revel in a rural life together.


The couch and easy chair are cheerfully patched with fabric that enhances the blemishes and doesn't even try to hide them.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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