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Weathering The Storm

Area Ranchers Share Stories Of Enduring The Blizzard, Deep Freeze

While most Kimballites were hunkered down in their houses during the recent weather events, ranchers were out in the elements trying to feed, water and take care of their livestock. Each individual rancher has their story – some were fortunate to have moved their stock home to their corrals, while others were in the pasture or out on cornstalks.

"It was tough," local producer Doug Lukassen said in reference to the recent blizzard, then the extreme cold snap and raging winds of last week. Lukassen said they "lost a few," but his concern now had turned to the calves as pneumonia was beginning to...

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