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Madsen: Experience is vital during time of challenging changes


WILLMAR -- By 7 a.m. Thursday, Harlan Madsen had already milked 100 cows and was in Willmar for a meeting. That came on top of harvesting until midnight. The third-generation farmer typically puts in 18- to 20-hour days that include as many as 10 county meetings each week.

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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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