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Jeff Christensen, Jackson, shows the women the proper technique of tossing a fry pan during game competition at Fort Belmont Rendezvous Days Saturday in Jackson.

Rendezvous is Jackson's largest

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JACKSON -- Eight years ago, the Fort Belmont Rendezvous began with a dream to teach the public about the history of trapping and fur trading along the Des Moines River near Jackson, and over the weekend, the event attracted its largest contingent ever of rendezvous participants.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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