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Dakotafest could set records

MITCHELL, S.D. -- A new owner, better weather and an even bigger farm show.

That's how show director Ray Bianchi summed up the 18th edition of Dakotafest, which runs today through Thursday at the Schlaffman Farm just southeast Mitchell. Bianchi said the show has signed 685 vendors this year -- up from 585 last year.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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