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Minnesota man builds detailed miniature farm buildings

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Thief River Falls, Minn. -- Dale Svendsgaard, 78, might have found his hobby unintentionally, but a look at the intricately detailed miniature barns, houses and farm buildings he's created for the past three years suggests he knows what he's doing.


Svendsgaard said his creations are inspired by the very buildings he was surrounded by as a kid growing up on the family farm near Goodridge, Minn., where they didn't get the luxury of electricity until 1949.

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