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Jacob Kirchner, of Dundee, Minn., rolls a set of combine tires with help from his brother, Phillip Kirchner, into their vendor exhibit Monday afternoon at the Schlaffman Farm near Mitchell for Dakotafest, which runs today through Thursday. The brothers run Kirchner Wheel in Dundee. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

Dakotafest could set records

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A new owner, better weather and an even bigger farm show.

That's how show director Ray Bianchi summed up the 18th edition of Dakotafest, which runs today through Thursday at the Schlaffman Farm just southeast Mitchell. Bianchi said the show has signed 685 vendors this year -- up from 585 last year.


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