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Heather Rogosheski will assume the role of executive director for the Family Safety Network, beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
The Park Rapids-based, family-owned firm celebrated with an open house on Friday, Dec. 2.
Hard winters, drought, inflation and lack of tree growth have caused a nationwide shortage in Christmas tree sales across the country. Despite the shortcomings, some sellers in Minnesota and North Dakota say business has been great this year.
Cathy Scheibe, at 82, of LaMoure, North Dakota, continues with Toy Farmer Magazine, more than 22 years after her husband and co-founder, Claire, died. She talks about how the company is changing and preparing for transitions, about how markets for toy tractors and construction equipment have been unusually strong due to the pandemic and supply chain issues for new toy commemorative projects.

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The potatoes, donated by Northland Potato Growers Association members through a project dubbed Northland Potato Blessing Project, will be used for meals, holiday gift baskets and food boxes during the next year.
The first two communities where Nature Energy will set up are Benson in central Minnesota and Wilson in the southeast. The company is working on plans for a third location in Roberts, Wisconsin, just across the St. Croix River from Minnesota.
LeRoy and Rosemary Helbling of Mandan, North Dakota, farm with International Harvester equipment that is mostly 30 to 40 years old, kept in pristine condition. They raise crops primarily as feed for their Hereford herd of cows.
Cow-calf producers had plenty of time to bring cattle from summer pastures, to shelter around farmsteads and to fenced corn stubble fields for late grazing prior to winter. Northeast South Dakota farmer Wally Knock said he has plenty of feed despite a dry late summer.
American Farm Bureau Federation economists said despite the higher prices, there should be enough turkeys available for the Thanksgiving demand.
The Better Business Bureau warns that scammers are already taking advantage of the federal government's offer of student loan forgiveness.

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Red Wing Grain, which typically loads 400-600 barges in a year and handles about 25 million to 30 million bushels annually through its facility, is down 10% to 20% this fall, said Jim Larson, general manager
Chuck Tryon, president of Bushel Boy Farms, said the company will produce almost a million pounds of cucumbers by the end of the year.
Nathan Faleide has spent about 20 years in agribusinesses, helping farmers use aerial and satellite imagery in precision farming. Now, he’s started “Boundri,” a business that prints those images on novelty items including travel mugs, play rugs and functional or wall hangings, based on views of farmland anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

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