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Lata, one of the many llamas owned by Sheila and Britt Fugina, will be among the llamas to welcome visitors to Shady Ridge Farms 25th Anniversary open house on Oct. 5-6. (Submitted photo)

Shady Ridge Farms celebrates 25 years

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It was in college when Sheila Fugina met her first llama, and it took just seconds for her to fall in love with the big, wooly animal. However, it wasn’t until years later that she would own one herself. 


“We purchased our first llama at the Minnesota State Fair 25 years ago, the first year they had a llama show at the fair, and we’ve taken llamas to the fair since 1990,” Fugina said.

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Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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