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Daryn Minske (left) and Levi Englund attempt to repair a beet lifter at a field five miles west of Ogema farmed by the Zurn family. (Jason Adkins/DL Newspapers)

Beet farmers trying to beat wet fields, cold conditions

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DETROIT LAKES -- Even with the wet weather this past week, one local beet farmer isn't worried about the current harvest. Not just yet, anyway.

Eric Zurn, who works on his family farm, has only been out in his beet field five miles west of Ogema for about 48 hours since the harvest began Sept. 30.

Oct. 1 is the usual start time, but after the first day in the fields, the rain came and didn't let up until Wednesday.

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