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The late Bill Ferrell: Spirit of Smokin' Iron

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By Brian Wierima

Detroit Lakes Newspapers

The Smokin' Iron Tractor Pull has been considered a hidden treasure the last seven years, an event which is tucked away in the small and quaint village of Ottertail -- an unlikely destination for one of the best pulls in the nation.


But that treasure lost one of its gems with the passing of Bill Ferrell this past February.

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