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Clark Mastel was informed Friday that his lease on a 478-acre property will not be renewed. Submitted

Company: No ultimatum in dispute over Big Stone Co., Minn., rancher's lease


ORTONVILLE -- It's a "blatant misrepresentation of the facts'' to claim that Strata Corporation is kicking Clark Mastel off the land he leases for his refusal to sign a letter presented to him by the company, according to Bill LaFond, project manager and author of the letter.

LaFond said Wednesday that the letter was presented to Mastel but that there was no ultimatum.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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