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Chuck Waibel, of Milan, describes Tuesday how he extends the growing season for garden greens with an energy-efficient greenhouse that requires about $100 worth of propane to supplement the heat of the sun through the winter season. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

As more people look to local foods, market reaches a 'tipping point'

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MILAN -- For years the school lunch menu was as simple as pizza on Monday, chicken nuggets on Tuesday and beef nachos on Wednesday.

"Over and over again," said Jeannine Bowman, school lunch director for the Benson and Morris schools.


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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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