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Fiber from a shaved alpaca, at right, can be used in biodegradable mats and is popular for clothing because it's water-repellent, wrinkle-resistent and warm. Alpaca wool is comparable to cashmere. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Open house set this weekend at Foothills Alpaca Farm

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Scott and Linda Elmore invite the public to meet their alpacas and learn more about the inquisitive animals and the fiber they produce.

An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28- 30 at the Foothills Alpaca Farm, located at 190 68th Ave. S.W., Backus.

(From Park Rapids, head south on Highway 71 to Highway 87 east, continue east to 68th Avenue and turn south.)

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