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MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Marvin and Yvonne Gerdes recently bought a house in town, but they plan only to spend winters there, returning to the farm they've called home for most of their lives during the warmer weather months.


"If it weren't for the Minnesota winters," Marv lamented. "We've got a half-mile driveway, so snow does get to be a problem."

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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