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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar looks at some turkeys Friday afternoon during a tour of the Gorans Brothers turkey farm south of Willmar. Each of the barns houses turkeys at different stages of their development. The rural economy is the focus of the senator's nine-community tour this weekend. She also visited Benson and Morris on Friday, and she continues today in western Minnesota. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

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BENSON -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar saw nearly the entire life cycle of a turkey Friday, from day-old poults at a rural Svea farm to 40-pound toms a week away from slaughter to tons of turkey litter being burned at a bioenergy plant in Benson.


Agriculture and renewable energy are key components to a strong economy, said Klobuchar, who is continuing her tour today in west central Minnesota.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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