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Tribune photos by Ron Adams Bob Harms of Kingston passes Thein Well Co. near Spicer. He is travelling at 7 mph from the Canadian border to the Iowa border in an effort to raise $50,000 for the Lions' Hearing Foundation at the University of Minnesota. Harms is hearing impaired and received a surgically implanted bone anchored hearing aid through the U of M. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Kingston, Minn., man rides mower from edge of Canada to Iowa border


Bob Harms is crossing the state at a maximum speed of 7 mph to raise funds for hearing-impaired children. Harms began the journey across the state Aug. 20 on a Toro lawnmower and expects to finish Wednesday at the border with Iowa. He was welcomed Sunday by members of several area Lions clubs to the Rolf and Carol Peterson home on Henderson Lake near Spicer.

Today he's heading south on U.S. Highway 71 to Redwood Falls. On Tuesday, he plans to visit the Toro plant in Windom.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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