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Published March 16, 2009, 01:58 PM

Spuds giveaway is no small potatoes

Ryan Potato gives away 40,000 pounds of potatoes
On the day before St. Patrick’s Day, it took four hours to pass the potatoes — but that was just half the time allotted by Ryan Potato Co. and the Salvation Army to distribute 40,000 pounds of spuds today. By noon, the long Ryan semi parked in the former Leever’s parking lot on South Washington Street sat empty, and volunteers stood with two dozen still-hopeful people, waiting for the last of nine pickup reloads coming from the Ryan plant.

By: Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald

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