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Seed potato crop gets good start

June 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

They’re up. Seed potatoes at the R. Schmidt Potato Co., at Sabin, Minn., are just emerging to 8 inches tall, thanks to a favorable planting season. Randy Schmidt said that despite a hard, fast 2-inch rain on Memorial Day weekend, things are looking good so far. Continue Reading

OBIT: Fred Scheel, 90, Fargo businessman, philanthropist, photographer

August 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

He was a World War II veteran, an accomplished photographer, a successful businessman, a philanthropist, a missionary and a devoted family man.
Fred B. Scheel, who died Saturday at age 90, was the third generation in the line of Scheel men to own and operate the family’s sporting goods empire that began in 1902 as a small hardware and general merchandise store in Sabin, Minn. During his 40-plus years with the business, the Scheels brand expanded into sporting goods, eventually including the launch of the first Scheels All Sports Superstore in 1989 in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Twin Cities metro man finds dog that ran off after NW Minnesota accident

October 21, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

‘He’s like a Velcro dog’ A Burnsville, Minn., man says he’s “on cloud nine” now that his hunting dog has been found alive after it ran off following an accident around midnight Sunday on Interstate 94 in Clay County. Continue Reading

Valley couple’s classified connection canceled

September 17, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

You might not remember the name Steve Hicks or the object of his affection, a woman simply known as Pegi. But you probably remember their story.
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