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Bobcat pioneer Keller dies at 87


Louis Keller, a self-taught tinkerer who helped invent the loader that made Bobcat a household name, died on Sunday at age 87.

Keller and his 88-year-old brother, Cyril Keller, were the inventors who built the original, three-wheel, self-propelled loader designed to ease manure removal for an area turkey grower.

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Dave Roepke
Dave Roepke is the news director for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Previously, he was a reporter who covered a variety of beats at one time or another for The Forum, including courts/crime, city/county government and nightlife/entertainment. He's been with The Forum since 2004. He's a native of Iowa and a graduate of Iowa State University. 
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