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Ryan Freeland, 9, rides in the tractor cab with her father, Shawn, doing morning chores in early February on the family ranch east of Rapid City. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)

Western SD ranch family recovers from October blizzard

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CAPUTA -- It's been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013.

Shawn and Kristy Freeland, of Caputa, are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends. They live with their daughters, Riley, 11, and Ryan, 9, on the ranch about 15 miles east of Rapid City.


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