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Fair brings people up close and personal with livestock

The goats and sheep at the Crow Wing County Fair are a favorite for the children who can see the animals close up and have a chance to pet or even water the goats.

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Olivia Shepard bottle waters an Alpine goat named Laverne while pen mate Shirley waits for her turn for a drink Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the Crow Wing County Fair. The goats, shown by Zach Stuffert, were still drinking from a bottle and were transitioning to drinking from a pail. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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Participants stand behind their chickens Tuesday, August 3, 2021 during the 4-H Poultry Show at the Crow Wing County Fair. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

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I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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