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Brandon (left) and Michael Dau, of Melvin, Iowa, pose with the tractors they each made for their personal development project at the Osceola County Fair in Sibley. The tractors, crafted from old sewing machines and junk parts, were awarded trips to the Iowa State Fair.

Unique tractors get brothers trips to Iowa State Fair

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SIBLEY, Iowa -- Three years ago, brothers Michael and Brandon Dau of Melvin, Iowa, joined 4-H because they were bored and wanted something to do.


Today, the boys, ages 14 and 12, are making plans to take the fruits of their boredom -- and the treasures from their grandpa's grove -- to the Iowa State Fair.

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