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Tom Foster, a Duluth priest and chaplain both for the 148th Fighter Wing and SMDC, also tends a flock of sheep. Foster is showing some of his sheep at the Head of the Lakes Fair in Superior, including Mona, a Lincoln Longwool breed. (Bob King /

Duluth priest splits time between pews and ewes

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Father Tom Foster of Duluth is a priest with a flock. Quite literally.

The full-time chaplain at St. Mary's Duluth Clinic keeps 100 ewes and lambs on his 47-acre farm in Cloverland, near Maple.


Foster said he loves the contrast of working between his two flocks -- parishioners and sheep -- though he also spots a number of common traits.

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