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Mollie Miller, a seventh-grader at New Richmond Middle School and member of the Forest Timberwolves 4-H Club, will show Duke, the jersey steer who was raised at New Richmond High School, at the St. Croix County Fair this weekend. (Photo by Jackie Grumish)

NRHS' calf to make appearance at fair

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Duke has come a long way since he first arrived at New Richmond High School on Oct. 16, 2012.

At the time, the 3-week-old jersey bull calf weighed just 79 pounds. When he returned home to the Jim and Chris Miller farm at the end of the school year he weighed about 450. Now, Jim said, Duke probably weighs even more.

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"We won't know for sure until he's weighed at the fair, but I'd guess he's about 650," he said.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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