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Lamberton's Ron Kelsey can be found at the Minnesota State Fair today through Labor Day, sharing his collection of seed sacks with visitors to the Horticulture Building on the fairgrounds. Kelsey began his collection about 30 years ago and has more than 400 burlap sacks. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Ron Kelsey: The seed sack saver

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FALCON HEIGHTS -- From bright shades of red, yellow and blue to the traditional off-white color, Ron Kelsey's collection of bushel-sized cloth seed sacks have drawn a lot of interest from visitors to the Minnesota State Fair in recent years.


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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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