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Before a Kandiyohi County Fair grandstand crowd approaching 1,000 on Friday night, Mark Helgeson of rural Sauk Rapids pulled a sled on a full 300-foot run to win the 8,500 class. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.
Before a Kandiyohi County Fair grandstand crowd approaching 1,000 on Friday night, Mark Helgeson of rural Sauk Rapids pulled a sled on a full 300-foot run to win the 8,500 class. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

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Antique, field and tricked-out tractors plus pickups and semis competed at the 23rd annual Pulling Contest at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Friday night.

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Before a grandstand crowd approaching 1,000, Mark Helgeson of rural Sauk Rapids pulled a sled on a full 300-foot run to win the 8,500 class. His Havoc "tractor" is powered by a V12 Allison, 1,710 cubic-inch fighter-plane engine developing 2,300 hp.

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