Kevin Wallevand / Forum News Service
WHEATON, Minn. — A lot of people dream of restoring or buying a classic car. Maybe it is a pickup from your high school era or a convertible your dad had as a young father. But one bachelor farmer who lived near Wheaton, about 30 miles south of Wahpeton, N.D., took that dream to the next level, with a massive collection of hundreds of classic cars.
LAKE PARK, Minn. — It'll be a good story to tell their great-grandkids: the day what appeared to be a meteorite from thousands of years ago popped up in a field on Grandpa's farm in Becker County. Elvin Anderson, 93, and his brother Clifford, 96, call a farmhouse near Lake Park home. For the last few days, the two brothers have been talking about the mystery object found in one of their fields this past week. While riding a four-wheeler, Elvin's son Steve hit something heavy. It turned out to be a 12-pound ferrous rock of uncertain origin.
ROTHSAY, Minn. — When the first settlers came to western Minnesota, they used to wake up in the spring to the sound of the prairie chicken. The bird thrived on the state's native prairies. Those prairies are now few and far between, except near Rothsay. There are so few tracks of native prairie left, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says those landowners who are willing to preserve them are actually saving the prairie chickens.