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More than 300 business sponsors and donations from individuals allow Farm Rescue to operate two combines to help harvest soybeans in the four-state area it serves. This combine is working at the Renville-area farm operated by Kurt Kramin.

Volunteers offer helping hand to Renville-area farmer who suffered extensive burns

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Kurt Kramin felt as if he had escaped the worst when the July 1 storm that tore through Renville County toppled 35 trees on his farm place, but spared his home and buildings. That was until July 13, when he put a match to fuel to burn the tree limbs he had cleaned up.


"Just a flash and it was over," he said.

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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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