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Work in progress: Merle Rabenberg constructing majority of his family's new residence with own hands

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WORTHINGTON -- Three and a half years ago, Merle and Diane Rabenberg and their two daughters had moved into their new home, located on Minnesota 266, just east of Wilmont, even though it was bare-bones construction. Appliances had been hooked up in the kitchen area, but there were no walls, only studs. They had beds to sleep upon, but no closets in which to store clothes.


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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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