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Country Acres encompasses rural living in the central and southeast Minnesota areas. We find stories that peak a variety of interests and piece them together with the heart and soul of each subject in mind
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Welcome to Country Acres
Where farm meets family, meets country living


Thank you for visiting the official site of Country Acres. Our pages can be found in printed copies dispersed to readers in the countryside of Central and Southeast Minnesota. We are also happy to be able to offer our unique content to you online for access whenever and wherever.

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Handmade in Minnesota

Stanglers make custom farm buildings, toys

RICE — As a child, Daryl Stangler started making his own barns, sheds and accessories to go along with his toy tractors and animals.

“I made my first building when I was 10,” Daryl said. “I just started making my own stuff to go with my farm toys.”

Today, Stangler is doing the same thing as a full-time career with Daryl Stangler Custom Buildings.

Daryl started making shed and barns for farm toys for other people in his spare time while working at his parents’ cabinet business.
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Fresh produce, inside

Triton FFA Chapter helps
purchase hydroponic systems


DODGE CENTER — What was once an old boiler room-turned storage closet at Triton High School has been repurposed and filled with units where there are lights, trickling water and the start of growing produce.

Triton High School, in Dodge Center, used funds from the FFA chapter and the Dodge Center Foundation to purchase two types of hydroponic farming units.

Already, there are signs of life with the small beginnings of lettuce transplanted into the five hydroponic units.
 
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