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Gordon Fredickson stands in the garage where he keeps his collection of tractors

Chores before fun: Man recalls his rural upbringing

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LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Gordon Fredrickson grew up picking rocks and milking cows.

Chores came before fun.

But Fredrickson, 65, wouldn't change a thing about his childhood.


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